Mourinho Made Single Request to Roma While Links Abound

James Rodriguez would like to leave Al-Rayyan to return to Europe, and Roma could be a viable landing spot considering that José Mourinho tried to bring him to Manchester United in the past. However, Real Madrid did not want to sell him at the time.

According to Argentinian outlet DobleAmarilla, the Colombian attacker would welcome a move to the Giallorossi. The 31-year-old left Everton to join the Qatari club last September. He has also played at Bayern Munich, Monaco and Porto during the course of his career.

Rather than James Rodriguez or other veterans linked to Roma so far, Mourinho has directly asked the front office for just one name, Paulo Dybala. The Special One wants the outfit to sign him regardless of what will happen with Nicolò Zaniolo, Corriere dello Sport reports. Although, there have not been recent contacts between the parties.

La Joya is back in Italy, more specifically in Turin, to train on his own and wait for new offers. Director Tiago Pinto did fly to such city yesterday. However, it was reportedly to negotiate the potential sales of Justin Kluivert and Jordan Veretout to French clubs. The Portuguese gaffer voiced his concern during an event.

“I am a little frustrated by the transfer market but serene overall.”

Our Take on James Rodriguez, Roma and Mourinho

The Giallorossi have been attached to every inventive midfielder that is remotely available. They have indeed onboarded some veterans in the last couple of windows, but they will probably seek new targets only if their attempt for Davide Frattesi falls through. They should definitely go after Dybala, as it would be a match made in heaven. But their management is likely wary of the requests by their other players, and their repercussions, should they raise the bar in terms of wages.