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Arsenal could kick off their new life without Arsene Wenger with the audacious signing of 29-year-old midfielder Nainggolan from Roma.
Arsenal have expressed an interest in signing Roma’s talented midfielder Radja Nainggolan as they prepare for life without Arsene Wenger.
The club’s future is up in the air with the Frenchman set to leave after 22 years, but according to reports transfer business for the summer is already well underway.
The Sun report that the Gunners are at the front of the queue to sign Nainggolan, while Manchester United and Chelsea are also interested in his services.
The Roma midfielder has been continually linked with a move to England, and has once again.
The paper report that Roma could be forced to sell one of their star players to balance the books, and the 29-year-old is likely to fetch a substantial fee of around £45million.
It is also believed that Luis Enrique – favourite to take over at the Emirates – is a fan of Nainggolan, which could enhance their chances of making a move.
The uncertainty over Arsenal’s next manager is not necessarily a bad thing in terms of signing players – Arsene Wenger has taken plenty of stick in recent years and a fresh start for the club is likely to be seen as a positive for incoming players.
Nainggolan has previously hinted at his desire to join a club not used to winning titles, and given Arsenal’s recent struggles they fit the bill.
Earlier this month, he revealed: ‘I’ve never won anything, but I think that for those who know me, I’ve always played to win.