Huge: Arsenal midfielder and fan favourite all set to sign for Serie A giant!

Sankha Ghosh / 29 August 2016

Former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini is closing in on a return to Serie A after being released by Arsene Wenger earlier this summer.

Flamini, who was re-signed by Arsenal in 2013 after leaving the club five years earlier, remains a free agent having left the north London club for the second time at the end of last season.

A number of Italian clubs have expressed an interest in the French midfielder, according to Italian broadcaster Sportitalia, but only Roma and Torino have entered formal negotiations with the 32-year-old.

Having spent five seasons in Italy with AC Milan earlier in his career, Flamini has valuable experience under his belt and it is thought Torino are desperate to land the holding midfielder.

Flamini, however, is more interested in a switch to the Stadio Olimpico in a bid to launch a serious title mid against overwhelming favourites Juventus.

Meanwhile, not only Roma, even Torino are being linked with Flamini. The Frenchman spent the last two seasons at Arsenal, but the Gunners failed to extend his contract at the end of last season and the 32-year-old midfielder is now jobless, waiting for a new team to offer him a contract.

Apart from Interests from Seria A outfits, the veteran midfielder along with his former Arsenal teammate Adebayor has been linked with Turkish club Caykur Rizespor.

Flamini made 242 appearances across two spells with Arsenal while Adebayor spent three years at the club from 2006-2009.