Arsenal & Chelsea target available on loan

Roma are ready to let star striker Mattia Destro leave the Stadio Olimpico on loan for the rest of the season, according to reports from Goal.

Both Chelsea and Arsenal have been linked with the Italian ace for some time, with the Blues having been particularly interested during the summer.

Even tough both sides snapped up new forwards in the shape of Danny Welbeck and Diego Costa and Loic Remy respectively, the pair have remained in the hunt for the Roma ace.

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With the 23-year-old having made only seven Serie A starts this term, scoring four goals in the process, reports claim that he’s growing frustrated with his situation in Rome.

While manager Rudi Garcia is reluctant to allow the former Genoa man to join a divisional rival, many of whom are said to be interested, he is more receptive to a foreign deal.

Chelsea are seen as prime candidates to land Destro, with Jose Mourinho aware that 36-year-old forward Didier Drogba is nearing the end of his career.

Arsenal are less likely to mount a serious offer as things stand, while Spurs are another club interested – although any move hinges on the exits of Emmanuel Adebayor or Roberto Soldado.


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