Roma Tweak Offers for Priority Signings, Land Fullback

Roma have identified Davide Frattesi and Zeki Celik as their next purchases. They need to negotiate with Sassuolo for the former, but he is eager to join, while the latter is on his way to Italy.

According to Corriere della Sera, CEO Tiago Pinto met the midfielder’s agent Beppe Riso Wednesday. The contract is not a problem. However, the Neroverdi value the starlet €30M, while the capital side €20M. The representative received the mandate to handle the talks and to add bonuses and makeweights.

As for the Turkish fullback, the clubs have agreed on a €7M fee, plus 15 percent of a future sale, Gianluca Di Marzio relays. They are finalizing the paperwork. Roma and José Mourinho wish to formally onboard Celik and Frattesi by the start of the pre-season camp on July 12th.

The Giallorossi are also working on culling their roster, Calciomercato reports. Sampdoria asked for Gonzalo Villar, but the management wants to insert an obligation to buy. Hertha Berlin have taken an interest in Amadou Diawara, and the sides are weighing a loan in this case as well. Jordan Veretout will be sold only after the front office finds a replacement. Justin Kluivert has some suitors in France. Salernitana, Cremonese and Basel are eyeing Riccardo Calafiori, who could depart for €3M.

Our Take on Roma Looking to Add Celik and Frattesi

The Giallorossi are basically running unopposed for the Sassuolo prodigy, and that works in their favor. Juventus and Inter have brought in different targets, while Milan and Napoli are far behind for various reasons. Negotiating with the Emilian club can be nerve-wracking, but chances are he will indeed join. The better question is whether he is a good fit for their scheme, but his energy and all-around game should make it work.