Jack Wilshere turned down a move to Roma for personal reasons, according to Italian daily La Repubblica.

The Giallorossi at one point on deadline day were favourites in the race and it seemed that Wilshere would be heading for Italy as Roma agreed a deal with the midfielder's representatives and then started talks with Arsenal.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace were battling to keep the midfielder in the Premier League.

And eventually Wilshere picked Bournemouth as his next destination, signing a season-long loan deal with the Cherries.

Roma were confident about signing the England star, but due to his small children, Wilshere opted against moving to Italy.


Wilshere would have linked up with a familiar face in the Italian capital, as Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is just starting his second season-long loan with the club.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger decided to sanction a loan move for the injury-prone midfielder in order that he could stack up a run of games, which may have proven beyond him at the Emirates Stadium.