'We haven’t decided anything' – Monchi coy on Arsenal and Chelsea target Under

Roma have yet to make a decision over whether to offer a new deal to the Turkey international, or sell him as clubs circle

Roma director of football Monchi says the club are yet to decide how to act over the future of winger Cengiz Under, amid reported interest from Arsenal and Chelsea.

The Turkey international has four years remaining on his contract in the Italian capital, but his displays in Serie A are said to be sparking interest from afar.

Premier League duo Arsenal and Chelsea are both reportedly keen on a deal which could be worth £40 million (€35m/$51m), with the Blues ready to offer a player on loan to help sweeten the deal.

Under has netted three goals and contributed five assists for Roma this term, though the club are understood to be unconvinced whether his displays deserve a new deal.

“We haven’t decided anything for Cengiz Under yet,” Monchi told Sky Sports Italia before the 1-0 loss to Udinese. “He is very young, he is improving.

“But this is not the right moment to discuss a new contract and he must continue the growth process.

“Let’s leave him in peace to mature at his own pace. What needs to come will come in good time.”

Barcelona and Manchester City have also been linked with a move for Under, who has been capped 17 times by Turkey.

Monchi confirmed in March that Barca were among the interested parties and that the players’ agent had been contacted by the Catalans.

But speaking last year, Under indicated that it was England, and not Spain or Italy, where he saw his long-term future.

He told Milliyet in 2017: “Among the leagues I want to play in are La Liga, the Bundesliga and the Premier League, but I want to play in the Premier League the most.”

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