Arsenal and Chelsea MISS OUT as Alessio Romagnoli closes in on £17m move

Arsenal and Chelsea are set to be hugely disappointed, after the Daily Express suggested that reported target Alessio Romagnoli was closing in on a £17m move to AC Milan.

The Express report that current club Roma had initially wanted £21m for the 20-year-old, but are now set to agree a cut-price deal for the centre-back.

The Gunners had looked set to swoop in when talks initially broke down between the two Serie A sides last month, while Jose Mourinho was also considering a bid (via Express).

Fans of both Premier League sides will consider Romagnoli’s move a missed opportunity following a weekend where so many questions were asked of both team’s back five, including the goalkeeper.

While the Gunners limited West Ham to just a couple of chances during their game at the Emirates, Slaven Bilic’s men were ruthless enough to take both. While Petr Cech has seemingly shouldered the majority of the blame, questions could certainly be asked about why Cheikhou Kouyate was allowed a free header for the opener, while Mauro Zarate was given plenty of time to pick his spot for the second.

Meanwhile, the Premier League champions found it difficult to contain a skilful, pacey Swansea attack that seemed to carve open the usually solid back line on several occasions, and punished the Blues by scoring twice to take a point home with them.

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