amid Arsenal move, winger handed huge contract deal

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AS Roma want to keep hold of Turkey international Cengiz Under this summer, but according to the latest reports, Arsenal and Bayern Munich are both interested in landing him.

The Turkish ace earned plaudits throughout the last campaign despite his team’s shortcomings, with numerous sides from across the continent believed to have been impressed by his exploits.

With the Portuguese manager Paulo Fonseca now at the helm ahead of the new campaign, AS Roma want to offer Under a new deal with improved terms, according to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, as quoted in a report from Calciomercato.

However, if they’re to secure the dynamic attacker’s future in the capital, they’ll need to fend off interest from somewhere else.

Arsenal appear intent on strengthening their attacking ranks as the club push to return to the UEFA Champions League for the 2020/21 term.

Bayern Munich, meanwhile, are believed to be among the sides in the race to land Under, with the Bundesliga giants still on the lookout for replacements for departed duo Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.

Meantime, LOSC Lille attacker Nicolas Pepe will reportedly undergo an Arsenal medical in the next few days ahead of finalising a club-record switch to the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal hijacked Napoli’s offer for the Ivorian winger by submitting an offer reported to be in the region of £72 million over the weekend.

Sky Sports News claims that a total agreement is in place between all three sides and all that is left is for the 24-year-old star to undergo the obligatory fitness tests in the next 72 hours.

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