Bologna are pushing to extend the contract of Mattias Svanberg amid interest from Arsenal and other clubs, according to a report from Italy.

BOLOGNA, ITALY: Mattias Svanberg of Bologna FC in action during the Serie A match between Bologna FC and Cagliari Calcio at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on November 01, 2021. (Photo by Mario Carlini / Iguana Press/Getty Images)
BOLOGNA, ITALY: Mattias Svanberg of Bologna FC in action during the Serie A match between Bologna FC and Cagliari Calcio at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara on November 01, 2021. (Photo by Mario Carlini / Iguana Press/Getty Images)

Local Bologna outlet Il Resto del Carlino report that Inter Milan, AC Milan, Napoli, and Arsenal are all interested in Bologna midfielder Mattias Svanberg.

The player’s current club are keen to hold onto him, and they’re pushing him to extend his contract as a result. His existing deal only lasts until 2023.

Bologna made Svanberg an offer to extend to 2026 with no success, but his entourage have reportedly promised to sign an extension to 2024, doubling his wages. Svanberg is expected to sign on in the coming months.

Svanberg has made 13 appearances in midfield for Bologna this season. Arsenal will certainly have seen him playing whilst scouting Takehiro Tomiyasu last season, but this is the first mention we’ve seen of potential transfer interest in the Swedish 22-year-old.

As well as a regular for his club, Svanberg is often involved with his country.

He missed the Euros following a Covid-19 infection, but he’s appeared in every game either side of the tournament since the start of 2021.

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