Arsenal join Chelsea and Man Utd in race for Roma star

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Arsenal have joined Chelsea and Manchester United in the race for the signature of Roma star Radja Nainggolan.

Luis Enrique, who is favourite to succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, is keen on signing the £45million Belgian star this summer.

Nainggolan has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, according to The Sun.

The 29-year-old has shone in Roma’s run to the Champions League semi-finals this season.

Roma could be forced to cash in on the midfielder – who turns 30 next month – in order to balance their books in the summer.

Nainggolan could be tempted to join Arsenal as he revealed earlier this month that he never wants to join a winning team.

He said: “I’ve never won anything, but I think that for those who know me, I’ve always played to win.

“Sometimes I prefer to take the hardest path. It would be too easy to go to a winning team and win.

“For me, it’s better to be a leading light for a less-favoured team and win with them.

“I chose Roma for that reason too. It’s an important club, and a club like Roma deserve to win something important.”

The Gunners face stiff competition from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United.