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ARSENAL AND DORTMUND SUFFER BLOW AS ROMA PRESIDENT RULES OUT SADIQ UMAR SALE

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President of AS Roma James Pallotta has dealt a severe blow to teams queuing up to sign on loan teen prospect Sadiq Umar in the summer by ruling out any potential sale of the talented 19 year old.

Pallotta while dismissing rumours that star midfielder Miralem Pjanic will be sold in the summer took time off to also clear the air on the future of three of the club most sought after youngsters.

The president revealed that the club intends to keep the talented trio of Ezequiel Ponce,Nura Abdullahi and Sadiq Umar.

Sadiq has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal with reports suggesting Roma already turned down a bid for his services from the Gunners although latest report indicate German giants Borrussia Dortmind are leading the chase for his signature in the summer when Roma are expected to turn his loan from Spezia into a permanent deal.

Nura on his part was courted heavily by Barcelona with reports even suggesting the Catalans are willing to splash as much as €10m for the right full back who impressed the team’s technical team after performing admirably well in a UEFA youth league game against them.