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Mattia Destro hints at willingness to leave AS Roma

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AS Roma star Mattia Destro has dropped the clearest hint yet that he could make a move to either Chelsea or Arsenal in the New Year, but seemingly admitting his willingness to leave his current club.

According to the Daily Express the Italian forward’s comments are evidence of his desire to perhaps transfer away from Italy, given the fact that he has only been used sparingly by manager Rudi Garcia this year.

Destro problems

Veteran striker Francesco Totti and Ivory Coast forward Gervinho appear to be ahead of Destro in the pecking order, and so far this season he’s only appeared infrequently. That being said he’s still managed to notch four goals this campaign, and it’s clear from his comments that the 23-year-old isn’t willing to sit on the bench for much longer.

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The evidence suggests that the former Genoa striker may indeed be regretting his decision to snub interest from the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid this summer, by way of opting to remain at the Stadio Olimpico.

At the time he was in the mix to be a starting figure in Garcia’s attacking lineup, but the unforeseen decision to use Totti regularly has meant his game-time has been limited.

That in turn potentially means that he may be an option for either Arsenal or Chelsea in the upcoming transfer windows, particularly given how dogged the interest was over the course of the summer. At a reported £20 million he’s far cheaper than a lot of players in his position at big clubs around Europe, and there’s every reason to believe he’ll continue to develop under the right guidance.

Arsenal for Destro

If that’s the case then Arsenal could well be a suitable option for him, with Arsene Wenger’s aptitude for bringing the best out of young players now a staple of his reputation.

At the moment Danny Welbeck has been covering for the injured Olivier Giroud, and summer signing Alexis Sanchez has been chipping in with his fair share, but the fact remains that the Gunners could do with a more prolific frontman.

Chelsea wouldn’t represent quit the same allure, what with Jose Mourinho having landed Diego Costa, Loic Remy and Didier Drogba in the summer. If game-time is what Destro is looking for then he’d be wise to steer well clear of Stamford Bridge, though Mourinho might have other plans in mind.

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