Arsenal receive blow in Under chase

According to Calciomercato, Roma are planning to hand a huge new contract to Arsenal target Cengiz Under.

What’s the story?

The Italian publication claim that Under is one of a number of first team stars that the Serie A club are looking to hand new deals to, with Nicolo Zaniolo, Edin Dzeko and Daniele de Rossi also mentioned.

Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and German giants Bayern Munich are credited with holding an interest in Under, but the report goes on to state that Roma are planning to triple the 21-year-old’s wages.

If Under was to agree to such lucrative new terms with the Italian capital club it would surely come as a huge blow to the Gunners, who may find that the winger’s new wages make it impossible for them to attract him to the Emirates Stadium.

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Set to miss out

Arsenal certainly need a new winger. Alex Iwobi is currently the only out and out wide man in Unai Emery’s senior squad.

Under would make for a fine addition too. The 10-cap Turkey international has been in fine form this season and has all the attributes needed to be a success in the Premier League. His pace and power make him a nightmare for opposition defences to deal with.

However, it looks increasingly unlikely that the Gunners will be able to get a deal done for Under after this new contract blow, so Emery will likely have to look elsewhere in the summer to find the winger he needs.