Milan Interfere with Roma Advanced Pursuit of Ndicka

Roma are putting the finishing touches on their agreement with Evan Ndicka, but Milan made a late attempt to turn the tables. Eintracht Frankfurt formalized Wednesday that the defender wouldn’t renew his expiring contract and leave as a free agent.

Per Gianluca Di Marzio, the Giallorossi are ironing out a five-year deal for the Frenchman. They remain confident they will sign him despite the move by their Serie A rivals. He has spent the last five seasons in Bundesliga, collecting 170 appearances. He’ll earn €2.5M per year if everything goes according to plan, Corriere dello Sport relays.

If Roma fended off Milan, they would make Ndicka their second high-profile addition on a Bosman move. Olympique Lyonnais bid adieu to Houssem Aouar Tuesday. The Giallorossi will announce his arrival soon. They have come to terms with him on a long-term deal a few weeks ago, Calciomercato informs.

According to Il Tempo, the capital side will meet with Leeds United, which got relegated, to discuss Diego Llorente’s price tag. They won’t activate their €18M option to buy, but they’d like to keep him.

Our Take on Ndicka, Roma, and Milan

Unless they are planning to sell somebody, he doesn’t make a lot of sense for the Rossoneri, which already have three quality and yough-ish center-backs, plus Simon Kjaer. Instead, onboarding him is pivotal for La Lupa, which will then be able to sell Roger Ibanez and turn a much-needed profit. If there’s another Serie A team that could use him, it’s Juventus, especially if they offloaded Alex Sandro.

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