Roma Mull Torino and Young Boys Midfielders for January

Roma will attempt to shore up their squad in January, but the financial restriction imposed by UEFA don’t give them much room. They’ll have to sell before signing somebody, but José Mourinho asked for multiple pieces.

Considering the investment, Davide Frattesi is more likely to join in the summer, Corriere dello Sport informs. The Giallorossi can offer multiple youngsters, such as Eduardo Bove, Cristian Volpato, and Benjamin Tahirovic. But the monetary portion of the bid remains hefty. Other midfielders are easier to sign in the winter, for instance, Torino’s Sasa Lukic or Young Boys Fabian Rieder, Cusano TV reports. The former asked for a low release clause to re-up with the Granata, TuttoSport informs.

The standoff with Rick Karsdorp continues, which will inevitably impact the Roma plans for January. The fullback continues not to answer the call-up and won’t be part of a Japan tour. He sent a medical certificate citing mental health problems, Sky relays. The club wants him to be visited by their doctors, and they are weighing how to properly sanction him.

Inter have joined Juventus, Bologna, Feyenoord, and Olympique Marseille among the potential suitors, as per Tuttomercatoweb. But Roma need an outright sale, or they could at most replace him with somebody on loan. They have whittled down the list to Bartosz Bereszynski and Hector Bellerin. However, a surprise, such as Timothy Fosu-Mensah, is always possible, according to Calciomercato.

Our Take on the Roma Moves in January

The Giallorossi need reinforcements at multiple levels, but their owners had already turned off the taps in the summer. Unless they manage to cash in on Karsdorp, Eldor Shomurodov, and other fringe players, their window won’t be fizzy, and they’ll have to be surgical.

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