Former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has been linked with a possible move to AS Roma, according to claims in the Italian media. The Frenchman is currently a free agent after being released by Arsenal, and was shock target of Leeds United this summer, following claims owner Massimo Cellino was interested in the 32-year-old

TMW have revealed Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini has been offered Flamini as the midfielder pushes for a move back to Italy. The former AC Milan star had five seasons playing in Serie A when he left Arsenal, and has also been linked with a move to Torino.

Roma are keen to strengthen their midfield before the deadline, and landing Flamini shouldn’t be an issue as his wage demands aren’t excessive.

Sabatini is also considering West Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang as they are struggling to get a deal done for Monaco star João Moutinho.

Obiang has failed to make an impact with the East London side since he joined them last summer from Sampdoria, and has been linked with a move back to Italy throughout the summer.