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Arsenal suffer blow as Mattia Destro opts to stay in Roma

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Reports from Italy claim that AS Roma striker and Arsenal target Mattia Destro is set to remain at the Italian side in the summer according to his agent.

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The 23 year old has enjoyed an impressive season under Rudi Garcia scoring 13 goals and grabbing a lone assist in 20 appearances for the Wolves. The Giallorossi enjoyed a terrific season finishing second in the Serie A grabbing a Champions League berth for next season.

It was recently reported that Inter Milan were preparing a swoop for the striker but the player’s agent Renzo Contratto was confident that his client would stay at the club.

Contratto told ASRadioRoma, “When a player is sought after by other teams it is always a pleasure.”

“This does not mean though that he will leave. Mattia wants to stay in Rome and be a leader for the Giallorossi.”

There is no doubt that Arsenal are on the lookout for a new striker in the coming transfer market and manager Arsene Wenger is desperate to bring in a quality target man who can relieve the pressure of Olivier Giroud.

Serie A pundit and Ginaluca Di Marzio staff journalist David Amoyal though reckons there is no way the player will make a switch to the Gunners in the summer.

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