Roma have had some contacts with Monza to ask for Pablo Marí to address their well-known issues in the back and general lack of depth. José Mourinho was complimentary after the recent bout between the two sides, calling him a ‘tree.’ Their first attemp came up empty-handed.
The most recent Serie A match-day has been rough in terms of injuries for multiple teams. Berat Djimsiti fractured his left fibula in the Milan clash, while Andrea Ranocchia his right one in the loss against Napoli, on top of spraining his ankle. Nicolò Zaniolo dislocated his shoulder in Roma-Cremonese.
It is no secret that Lazio and veteran defender Francesco Acerbi have fallen through, forcing the player to consider a move at the earliest before the summer transfer market comes to a close, and Monza have emerged as serious suitors.
Monza are one of the most active teams in the Italian transfer market, spearheading the charge to stage an upset in 2022/23 Serie A. The newly-promoted minnows have already made ten new signings, but they are far from done.
Milan and Lazio have earmarked Pablo Mari in case they could not get their top defensive targets. The center-back fared well while on loan from Arsenal to Udinese in the last six months. The Friuliani do not have a set option to buy him out.