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Lucas Digne confirms Premier League interest

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Lucas Digne has revealed Premier League clubs were interested in signing him before he completed a season-long loan move to Serie A side AS Roma.

The left-back was out of favour in France, with Laurent Blanc deeming him surplus to requirements over the summer, which eventually lead to him leaving the club on a temporary basis.

Digne was struggling for first-team football at Paris Saint-Germain and asked to leave the club.

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Liverpool's Interest in Left-Back

After reports emerged that Digne wanted out of PSG, Premier League side Liverpool declared their interest in signing him to provide cover for Alberto Moreno.

However, days after, Digne's agent confirmed that PSG wouldn't let him talk to the English club and wouldn't give the green-light over a possible transfer.

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Failing to land the PSG star left Liverpool with just Moreno as a recognised left-back, but they weren't the only Premier League side reportedly interested in him.

Arsenal Reportedly Interested

According to reports, Arsenal were also keen on Digne.

The Gunners were preparing for Nacho Monreal leaving the club, with La Liga side Athletic Bilbao linked with signing him.

However, Arsene Wenger blocked the transfer after the Spaniard broke into his first-team last season ahead of Kieran Gibbs.

Eventually, Digne chose a season-long loan move to Roma in Italy, and, speaking to L'Equipe, he has revealed why he chose to complete the loan move.

Digne Reveals Offers

He told L'Equipe: "[Coach Rudi] Garcia had a big impact on my decision to come here, but he wasn't the only reason, since Roma have been interested in me for years.

"I'd received offers from England too, but I realised that Roma was the club I wanted the most. I'm here on loan, so I can't say how long I'll be here, but I'll give everything for this shirt."

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