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Ex-Arsenal hitman rejects BIG MONEY move to China, says reports

According to reports in Italy, Gervinho’s anticipated move to China has fallen through.

The AS Roma hitman had looked set to secure a move for ambitious Chinese outfit Jiangsu Suning this week, with the wealthy club understood to have offered big money to take the ex-Arsenal man from Serie A.

Indeed, their reported offer of €10 million was understood to have been accepted gleefully by Roma, who moved to replace Gervinho’s mentor Rudi Garcia with Luciano Spalletti last week. The West African attacker—despite impressing last term and on occasion this season—is understood to not be to the taste of the new boss, and has thus been deemed surplus to requirements.

However, as reported by the Gazzetta dello Sport [as per Football Italia], the deal has fallen apart, with the Ivorian understood to have taken a u-turn on his prospective move to the Far East.

While it looks like Gervinho ultimately won’t be moving to China, it’s hard to see what future he has at Roma—having come so close to the exit door—and it would be little surprise if the club try to flog him elsewhere before the end of the window.

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