Roma have urged Arsenal target Justin Kluivert to commit to what remains of his side’s push for European football next season, according to reports.
Speculation over several months has linked Netherlands international Kluivert with a move to the Gunners.
Reports have claimed Arsenal are in talks with the 22-year-old and that super-agent Mino Raiola is in attendance.
The latest claim from Gazzetta dello Sport says Roma, who need to raise funds, are resigned to losing Kluivert and Cengiz Under for a total of €65million (£59million).
However, the Italians do not want the pair to give up on the club’s push for European football next season.
Roma are struggling to get that message across, though, and the side’s CEO, Guido Fienga, has now stepped in.
The source claims he has asked head coach Paulo Fonseca to motivate his players for the challenges ahead.
Fienga and his fellow officials feel there is a lack of desire among many to finish the season on a high. Several players – including Kluivert and Under – reportedly need convincing before it is “too late”.