Claudio Ranieri has confirmed he is keen to sign Arsenal defender William Gallas on a Bosman free for Roma.
The France defender came to England from Marseille in 2001, when Ranieri was in charge of Chelsea, and the Italian is keen for a reunification with the 32-year-old.
'Gallas is a player who has achieved so much in his career,' said Ranieri. 'I signed him when I was in charge at Chelsea and he has done well both for them and Arsenal.
'He is a top-level player and all top players are welcome at Roma.'
Arsene Wenger is desperate to keep hold of Gallas and is ready toditch the club's policy of only offering one-year deals to players over30.
Roma are already free to negotiate with the 32-year-old because he is in the final six months of his current deal.
Gallas remains a key part of the Arsenal defence and has missed just two Barclays Premier League games all season.
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