Luca Gunby Date:29th July 2013 at 3:41am
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Gervinho ArsenalThe long-rumoured move to take Ivorian forward Gervinho from Arsenal to Roma 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, 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.