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Roma Seeking New Left-Back, Real Madrid and Chelsea Players Linked

Leonardo Spinazzola will miss the first chunk of the season due to an Achilles tear, leaving Roma without their starting left-back. The Giallorossi have begun looking for a replacement and are eyeing multiple candidates. The most expensive ones are Chelsea's Emerson and Marcos Alonso, while Marcelo is a far-fetched option, despite Mourinho's intervention. Dimarco, Biraghi and Dijks have also been short-listed and are easier to obtain.

Why Real Madrid Sold Their Fullbacks to Milan and Inter

Theo Hernández and Achraf Hakimi were thought to be the next great full-back duo at Real Madrid. However, Los Blancos ended up selling the Frenchman to Milan in 2019, before allowing the Moroccan international to join their city rivals a year later. So why did the Spanish champions relinquish their two prize assets so easily? Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano reveals the reasons.