Unleashed Rome: Frattesi, Solbakken and Celik
Market movements continue in Rome. After the arrival of Matic – today the Serbian will sign for the Giallorossi – the club blocked the striker of Bodo Solbakken and the right-back of Lille Celik, on whom there was a strong interest from Fiorentina. In midfield, then, Mourinho asked for two reinforcements. After Matic, the club has intensified contacts with Sassuolo for Frattesi. The 22-year-old midfielder is Roma’s first choice, who can beat the competition from Inter, engaged in sales and negotiations for Lukaku-Dybala. The interior of Sassuolo, among other things grown in Rome, is preferred to the very expensive De Paul of Atletico Madrid.
Valencia, Gattuso insists on Mertens
Valencia insists on Mertens. The footballer will say goodbye to Napoli, the distance between De Laurentiis’ offer – 1.5 per season for two years – and the player’s demand – 2.5 for two years – is too far. In the next few hours there will be direct contact between the president and the Belgian, but everything suggests a divorce. Lazio monitors the situation, but Mertens, despite the close relationship with Sarri, is evaluating the foreign hypothesis. Gattuso awaits him with open arms in Valencia, a situation that intrigues the striker. In recent weeks, the Belgian has also received important offers from the Premier and the French league, in particular from Monaco.
Eintracht wants to convince Kostic to stay: but Juventus are on pole
The Frankfurt Eintracht is trying to persuade Kostic to accept the contract renewal. The Serbian – deadline 2023 – would become the highest paid player in the squad, but the desire to go to Juventus seems stronger. The agreement with the bianconeri has already been found on the basis of a three-year (with option for the fourth) at 3 million euros net per season. The two clubs are in constant contact, but the management of the German club has not accepted the 15 million offered by the bianconeri, demanding 20. Juventus are confident of closing the deal quickly to give Allegri the required offensive winger.
Di Maria-Barcelona contacts, but Juventus remain optimistic
First contacts between Di Maria’s entourage and Barcelona. The Argentine has been a Juventus goal for weeks, but the Bianconeri are unable to close the deal: the player has asked for an annual while the Bianconeri are for a two-year period so as not to lose the advantages of the Growth Decree. Barça – who will lose Dembele – would however have no problem taking over the former PSG for just one year. So Juventus find themselves an unexpected and fearful competitor in the race for the player, whose will of the player will be fundamental at this point. However, there is still optimism within the Juventus club.
Strong Rome on Frattesi. Inter one step away from Bellanova, Juve between the Cuadrado case and Di Maria
by Giulio Cardone, Enrico De Lellis, Domenico Marchese
Salernitana, Iervolino has chosen Bigon
Salernitana has chosen Riccardo Bigon as the new sporting director. After Sabatini’s farewell, President Iervolino has decided who will be his replacement. A total agreement will come in the next few hours, with Bigon overcoming Petrachi’s competition.