The player is a target for the Gunners and Chelsea are ready to leapfrog it’s rivals.
Both Chelsea and Arsenal want a playmaker and a winger. Both the London clubs are already battling for the signatures of Denis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele. It seems both Arsenala and Chelsea will battle out once again for the signature of this £45m star.
Chelsea have joined Arsenal in the race to sign highly-rated Roma winger Cengiz Under next month. According to Football London, Maurizio Sarri will do battle with Unai Emery to secure the 21-year-old’s signature. The Gunners have been linked with a move for the Turkish international in recent weeks.
Italian outlet Tuttomercato suggests the north Londoners have already had a £29m bid turned down by Roma officials. However, the Spaniard could see a dent in his chances of landing Under with Chelsea now weighing up a bid. The Blues have a number of wide men in their ranks, with Eden Hazard, Pedro, Willian, Victor Moses and Callum Hudson-Odoi all on Sarri’s books.
However, the Chelsea boss may make a surprise swoop for the Roma star as he continues to put his stamp on the Blues squad. Reports in Italy claim Roma have slapped a £45m price tag on their player. Under is one of the club’s lowest earners. The Turkish International arrived in the Italian capital 18 months ago for £12m.
And a season-and-a-half later, Roma bosses could cash in for what would be a remarkable profit. Tuttomercato report that Under is unlikely to be allowed to leave as soon as January. Instead, a move next summer is a more viable option, with Roma allowed time to line-up a replacement of their own. Under prefers a switch to the Premier League, keeping speculation of a move away from Roma rife.
There are a lot of clubs keen to lure Under. Bayern Munich also want him as a replacement of Robben. However, given Arsenal’s serious interest in Pepe and Pavon, it seems Under might join Chelsea and Chelsea may bid for him. However, given their interest in Isco and the hefty sum going to Spaniard, Chelsea may violate FFP regulations and will have to sell players in January.