Published On: Mon, Jul 29th, 2013

Arsenal forward’s move to Roma almost complete

Gervinho ArsenalThe long-rumoured move to take Ivorian forward from to is set to be finalized this week.

The 26-year-old joined Arsenal from Lille for a fee in the region of €12.5 million but failed to make an impact at the Emirates and the Gunners seem keen on letting the former Lille man go.

According to gianlucadimarzio.com, Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini has been granted permission to schedule a meeting with the player’s representatives.

Sabatini is expected to head to London during the week in order to agree personal terms and sort out the few remaining details remaining with Arsenal.

It is thought that the transfer fee will be around €8m as the Giallorossi decided to compromise and raise their offer after the Gunners previously rejected an offer just below €7.2m.

Gervinho previously worked with new Roma coach Rudi Garcia during their time together at Lille where they won a Ligue 1 title in 2011.

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- Leeds University Student from London. Once a goalkeeper but now a centre-back for the Italian Society team at university. I support Sampdoria thanks to my previous visits to the Marassi, having family in Liguria and my belief that they wear the best shirts in world football. I also support Spurs and often go to White Hart Lane.

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