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Arsenal holding out for an extra £2m

Arsenal's GervinhoArsenal are demanding Roma up their £6.8million bid for Gervinho to £8.6million, according to the MailOnline.

Reports from Italy suggest officials from Roma have been in England discussing a potential deal with the North Londoners.

Likely to be a fringe player if he remains at the Emirates next season, Gervinho is considering his options, with interest supposedly being shown from Lyon, as well as clubs in Turkey and Russia.

As a result, he is not on the club’s pre-season tour of Asia.

The 26-year-old moved to Arsenal from Lille for £10.8million in 2011, but has struggled to establish himself, having scored just 11 times in 63 appearances.

Previously, he had notched 36 goals in 93 appearances for Lille.

Discussions between the Gunners and Roma also extended to Pablo Osvaldo, the Italians’ 27-year-old striker who has been linked with Fulham.

Meanwhile, Arsenal also appear not to have given up hope of signing highly sought-after Brazilian Bernard.

One of their scouts, Everton Gushiken, watched the midfielder add a Copa Libertadores medal to his cabinet last night, as Atletico Mineiro beat Olimpia on penalties in the final.

Speculation surrounding the 20-year-old suggests that the usual European giants are all circling for his services however.

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