'Will be official': Romano says £35.5m Arsenal-linked star is now about to join London rivals
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'Will be official': Romano says £35.5m Arsenal-linked star is now about to join London rivals

Earlier this summer, Arsenal were linked with Sassuolo’s Gianluca Scamacca.

In June, Gazzetta dello Sport – via Sport Witness – claimed that the Gunners had made an offer for the 23-year-old.

However, the Serie A side reportedly rejected Arsenal’s initial bid.

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The Gunners had apparently offered €32m (£27.2m) plus bonuses for a total of just under €40m (£34m).

Since then, speculation linking Arsenal and Scamacca petered out as the Gunners moved for Gabriel Jesus instead.

However, it looks as though the Italy international will still be plying his trade in London this coming season.

West Ham United have been in talks over Scamacca and, now, they’re reportedly about to seal the deal.

The Hammers have reportedly struck a £35.5m deal with Sassuolo for the 23-year-old.

Now, Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Scamacca is undergoing a medical with West Ham.

“Contract to be signed in the afternoon,” he continued on Twitter. “Final steps and then it will be official.”

“He’s fast, powerful and technical”

Scamacca seemed a decent shout for Arsenal, but Gabriel Jesus is no doubt the better choice.

The Brazilian knows the Premier League inside out, while Scamacca has no English top-flight experience.

That said, the 6ft 4in ace will no doubt be a dangerous player in the Premier League and will give opposition defences a hard time.

“He has everything to become a very, very good centre forward,” Italy manager Roberto Mancini said recently.

“He’s fast, powerful and technical. He can still improve, he can become a really great striker.”

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