Arsenal in battle with UCL giants for €25,000-a-week Roma midfielder

Arsenal and Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur are interested in landing Steven Nzonzi when the transfer market reopens this summer transfer window, according to the latest reports.

Nzonzi, the versatile midfielder, currently plays for Italian giants AS Roma having joined the Rome-based outfit from Sevilla the previous summer, shortly after the midfielder won the World Cup with France.

Steven has since played 28 times for Giallorossi, but the one-time Stoke and Blackburn player could be sold at the end of the campaign with AS Roma chiefs planning to rejuvenate their playing roster.

And, according to an Italian website Calciomercatonews.com, Gunners and Spurs are keen on Steven, who turned 30 a couple of months ago. Emery’s side wanted to sign him last summer but were reluctant to pay his exit clause.

Arsenal are being pushed as a possible destination as Monchi, AS Roma’s sporting director is being connected with taking up the same position at the Emirates Stadium.