Ivory Coast international could be set for reunion with former boss.
Roma are set to increase their offer for Arsenal winger Gervinho after their last bid was rejected, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
It is understood that the Gunners turned down an offer of €7.2m earlier this week, but the Giallorossi are determined to land their target and are prepared to increased their bid.
However, it is unclear as to whether they will match the valuation of the player, which currently stands at €9m.
It is believed that coach Rudi Garcia has specifically requested the signing after having worked with the 26-year-old at Lille before the Ivorian’s move to the Emirates.
According to SportItalia, the capital club will raise their bid to €8m, but that still falls short of the price-tag set by Arsene Wenger as they look to recoup as much as possible after an overall disappointing spell in the Premier League.
It is believed that the club have already reached an agreement on personal terms with Gervinho, so it remains to be seen whether or not a deal can be done over the transfer fee.
Meanwhile, Roma will continue in their attempts to offload Pablo Osvaldo to a Premier League club this week, with Fulham said to have made a €12m bid.
However, similarly to the Gervinho situation, that bid falls way short of the club’s valuation of the controversial Italian international as they continue to seek a bid of around €18m.
The 27-year-old has been tipped to exit the Stadio Olimpico ahead of the new season, as despite an impressive goal-scoring record he has had his fair share of troubles off the pitch with team-mates, supporters and former coaches.