Roma Trying to Offload Players to English Clubs, Still Eyeing Midfielders

Roma chief executive Tiago Pinto has embarked upon a London mission to win over Tammy Abraham. On top of that, he will attempt to arrange several Premier League-related deals, especially for outgoing players. Moreover, the Giallorossi continue to search for a new midfielder.

Granit Xhaka has long been their no.1 target for the role. He is discussing an extension with Arsenal, but he has not put pen-to-paper yet. Roma are hopeful there could still be an opening, Corriere dello Sport informs. The two sides were €8M apart on his price tag when the talks fell apart.

While getting the Swiss international is challenging, André-Frank Zambo Anguissa is a more attainable objective. The 25-year-old asked Fulham to be sold following the relegation. His club values him €20M, and Roma are rather keen on him, La Repubblica informs. Agent Fali Ramadami is also in London, and he represents Denis Zakaria, another candidate for the job, Il Romanista reports. His contract expires in a year.

The Giallorossi need to part ways with a host of out-of-favor contributors. They might find some takers in England, Il Messaggero indicates. Robin Olsen has drawn interest from West Ham and especially Sheffield United, although he is not particularly enthusiastic about his options. Wolverhampton are tracking Amadou Diawara, but they need to convince him to join them, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs. Newcastle are keeping tabs on Carles Perez, Gianluca Di Marzio relays. Roma have frozen out Pedro at the beginning of the summer, but he has no suitors at this stage.