Chelsea's Stones Pursuit Clears Arsenal To Sign This 20-Year-Old

The Italian Stones?
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The Italian Stones?

Arsenal are in the clear to sign Roma defender Alessio Romagnoli after Chelsea turn their attention to John Stones.

It was reported that Chelsea were ready to hijack Arsenal's move for the 20-year-old with outcast Mohamed Salah possibly being used as a makeweight in a deal. However, now that Chelsea have publicly declared their interest in signing Everton's highly rated English centre back Stones, it seems as if their focus has shifted.

Romagnoli, who spent last season at Sampdoria on loan, is also a target for AC Milan, but Roma are unwilling to sell to a rival and would rather the youngster moved to Arsenal.

Here's Romagnoli in action...

The only stumbling block is the fact that Roma have slapped a £20m price-tag on Romagnoli and are unlikely to budge. Arsenal may be better off spending more money on other positions.

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