Arsenal Chief Clear To Announce Deal For Italian Intentional as First Summer signing

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Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly preapring a summer move for Atalanta BC star Bryan Cristante.

Cristante’s displays this campaign are believed to have drawn the attention of many Europe’s biggest sides, with the 23-year-old having netted 12 goals in 45 games across all tournaments.

Sky Sports News suggests that the two-time Italy international is keen on a move to England, which is believed to have piqued the interest of Arsenal and Chelsea.

Cristante’s officials reportedly met with Premier League sides in London earlier this week to discuss a potential move, although teams in Italy and Germany are also believed to be watching the situation.

Arsenal and Chelsea could face competition from Borussia Dortmund for the midfielder’s services, while there is also interest from some of Serie A’s biggest teams.

The midfielder came through the ranks at AC Milan before joining Benfica. However he spent time out on loan after moving to Portugal and made his transfer to Atalanta permanent earlier this year.

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