Roma Trying to Build Extra Budget through a Few Departures

José Mourinho often lamented that Roma are not as deep as other top teams. Moreover, he signaled that he did not trust their current backups. The front office is working to part ways with a few of them to bankroll some acquisitions, reports.

Gonzalo Villar, Bryan Reynolds, Amadou Diawara, and Borja Mayoral are on the chopping block. The Spanish midfielder has rarely been utilized thus far and has some suitors in Spain. The fullback will most likely head back to MLS on loan. Roma offered him to a few Serie A sides without finding a taker.

CEO Tiago Pinto is shopping Diawara in the Premier League. The player turned down an offer from Wolverhampton in the summer. Instead, Mayoral has fallen behind Felix Afena-Gyan in the offensive pecking order. Fiorentina have been tracking him as a possible backup to Dusan Vlahovic. However, he might not be too keen on the role. Moreover, Real Madrid would rather sell him outright this time, La Nazione reports.

Roma would save €10M on wages alone if the foursome left, plus the possible income from the fees. Signing a midfielder remains the top priority of the Giallorossi. According to Todo Fichajes, they might be the only team willing to make an offer for Denis Zakaria in January. Instead, the other contenders prefer to wait to get him on a free transfer next summer. The Swiss international has made up his mind about leaving Borussia Moenchengladbach, but he might prioritize a move to England.