Roma Get Boost from Sales, Set to Raise Offers for Priority Signings

Roma quickly identified their top targets to bolster the squad. However, the negotiations have dragged as they could not come to terms with their respective teams. Some help should soon come from Olympique Marseille, which are closing in on acquiring Cengiz Under and Pau Lopez. The two clubs have agreed on their evaluations; now it is up to the players to discuss their contracts, Gianluca Di Marzio reported.

The Turkish winger will transfer for €10/12M, the Spanish goalkeeper for €15M. The outfits are finalizing the formulas, as the duo could depart on initial loans. Roma are optimistic the double deal will be completed by the weekend to then focus on their primary purchases.

The Giallorossi have long chased after Rui Patricio, but they will need to up their offer. Wolverhampton ask for €10M, and the Italian team could satisfy their request, likely through bonuses. Roma want to limit the spending since the Portuguese goalkeeper is 33. The alternatives are Alphonse Areola, who has a year left in his deal with PSG, and Atalanta’s Pierluigi Gollini, Alfredo Pedullà informed.

The Euro did Roma no favor in the attempt to sign Granit Xhaka, but they remain confident since the player wants to join them. They will have to bring their bid to at least €20M to convince Arsenal to sell. After the Swiss international and Patricio, their next objective will be Eintracht Frankfurt’s Filip Kostic, who has also been offered to Inter and Lazio. His price tag is just under €20M.