Roma pressing for Pedro, confident in keeping Mkhitaryan

John Solano

Il Tempo (Biafora) – The rivalry between Roma and Juventus has been rekindled. This time, though, the object of their showdown isn’t on the pitch, it’s for the signature of a player, free agent Pedro.

Chelsea’s attacker announced at the end of March that he wanted a new experience after spending years in London and, given the possibility of being a free agent, the headlights of the transfer market turned on.

The Spaniard is garnering interest from Al-Sadd, who are managed by his former teammate Xavi, while Juve and the Giallorossi fight for his signature in Italy.

Roma had already taken steps to bring the former Barca man to the Italian capital in January — but in recent weeks, they have have returned to pressing for his services.

Roma has offered a three-year contract worth €3 million (net) per season. Meanwhile, the Bianconeri are aiming to bring Pedro in order to fulfill a request from manager Maurizio Sarri, who wants to reunite with his former Chelsea player.

Meanwhile, Roma have increased optimism on a potential stay for Henrikh Mkhitaryan: his agent, Mino Raiola, informed the club that Arsenal are open to renewing the attacker’s loan. The Giallorossi would also insert an obligation to buy, which would be activated after a small number of appearances.

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