Mattia Destro could lead to face off between Arsenal and Chelsea

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Chelsea are looking to increase the strength of their squad as they prepare to fight for the Premier League title, whereas Arsenal are wishing to enhance their opportunities of securing Champions League football next season with possibly one of the world's upcoming forward stars, Mattia Destro, according to the Daily Express.

Currently at Italian giants Roma, who Chelsea have previously done business with before when they sold veteran full-back Ashley Cole in the summer, Destro has recently broken into the Italian national team as they look to improve after a dismal World Cup.

The 23-year-old began his career only four years ago at smaller Serie A club Genoa, before switching to even smaller club Sienna in 2011. There he made 30 appearances and scored 12 goals in a season. In 2012 he got his big break and joined Roma where he is viewed as one of the most promising attackers on their books.

The report claims Destro's intriguing 22 goals in 49 appearances for the Giallorossi have caught the attention of Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho as they look to build strength in their squads.

After seeing the recent inconsistent form of Danny Welbeck, Wenger will be desperate to bring Destro to the Emirates. However, with Gonzalo Higuain also on the Frenchman's radar, that could open the door for Chelsea.

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With the ageing Didier Drogba and injured Loic Remy, Jose Mourinho must be keen to bring more striking options to Stamford Bridge. The Portuguese boss has been boosted after the Italian confirmed that he would be interested in a move to the Premier League during the week.

Future in doubt

It is currently unknown how much that Destro will be allowed to leave for but it is predicted to be similar to the price that he joined Roma for in 2012, £16 million.

If the 23-year-old were to choose on a move between the two sides, he may lean to the side of Chelsea with their prosperous title challenge becoming more believable as the weeks go along.

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