Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are becoming increasingly pessimistic about their chances of signing Jack Wilshere on loan from Arsenal.

Wilshere has been given permission by Arsene Wenger to find a loan move on deadline day, and Palace and Bournemouth were considered the favourites to sign him.

The midfielder also held talks with Palace boss Alan Pardew, and Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe over a move, and was expected to choose one of the clubs later today.

However, according to the BBC, the Premier League duo are losing hope of signing the England midfielder, and they have had no contact from the player’s end since yesterday.

Roma are quickly moving ahead in the queue to land the 24-year-old, and are claimed to be currently pushing to take the Englishman to Italy on transfer deadline day.  


There were suggestions that Wilshere was keen to continue in England, but Roma have put in the legwork necessary to tilt the scales of the saga and are now considered favourites to sign the midfielder.

With a fierce competition for places, especially in midfield, emerging at Arsenal, it became clear that Wilshere would struggle to play regularly this season, which prompted the player to look for a loan move.