Currently at Roma, Lorenzo Pellegrini has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the past, with Manchester United often thrown around.
The owner of a release clause in his current Roma contract, the €30m fee is reportedly payable in two instalments, meaning he could be bought for an initial €15m, with the second instalment to be made a year later.
The Serie A club want to change this, which is why they are working on renewing the midfielder’s contract to get rid of this easy way out for the player.
Of course, any transfer would require Pellegrini to be open to a move, and that hasn’t appeared to be a problem just yet.
However, Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, who appears in Gazzetta dello Sport and Calciomercato from time to time, reports both Tottenham and Arsenal have made him offers following phone calls from Inter and Milan.
Should this be true, it appears both London sides are trying to convince the 22-year-old that a move to either Spurs or the Gunners is what’s best for his career before triggering the clause with €15m.
Nothing’s happened yet, so we’ll see what comes from this in the coming days, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see Pellegrini put pen to paper on a new Roma deal in the near future.