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Arsenal close to agreeing deal with Roma

GervinhoArsenal are close to agreeing a deal with Roma for Ivorian international Gervinho, according to reports from The Metro.

The Italians have been keen on the versatile attacker for some time, but it was thought that a difference in valuation between the two parties had scuppered the deal.

But, fresh talks last week have seen the switch move back on track.

The Gunners rebuffed an initial £6m offer, however Roma are now willing to pay in the region of £10m to force the move.

New Stadio Olimpico chief Rudi Garcia coached Gervinho during, arguably, the most successful stint of his career at Lille, and is still a big fan of the player.

He sees him as the ideal man to kick-start his Roma revolution, and is keen to push through a deal.

The 26-year-old is believed to have no future at the Emirates Stadium, with Arsene Wenger looking to bring in big name players ahead of a potential challenge for the Premier League title.

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and Brazilian wonderkid Bernard are thought to be his top targets, and both occupy positions that Gervinho operates in.

The nimble wide-man was thought to be keen to stay, but the decision may well have been taken out of his hands.

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