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ROMA KEEN ON NAPOLI PLAYERS
Italian football side AS Roma are reportedly keen on snapping wingers from Napoli and Lazio as they look at boosting their attacking options, though they face competition from title-rivals AC Milan. The club reportedly wants to lure Keita Blade and Lorenzo Insigne from their clubs during the summer window.
With AC Milan also looking for players to replace left winger M’Baye Niang, the competition is set to be hot. Niang has been below par this season and has been linked with a move away from the San Siro at the end of this campaign.
Tuttosport claim that the transfers will be difficult for both clubs, with Keita quoted as having a price tag of €30 million and Insigne unlikely to agree to a move away from the club he has supported since he was a boy. The best chance fans may have of seeing Insigne in action at the Stadio Olimpico is to get tickets via this link for the Roma-Napoli match in March!
Roma possibly have the upper hand because AC Milan are still waiting on the funds required to execute any deal as the Chinese takeover is yet to be completed.
In other news in the transfer market, Italian football source Calcimercato has reported that Premier League leaders Chelsea is insisting on French striker Antoine Griezmann. Manchester United are serious about getting the player even as they also have their eyes on Gareth Bale.
However, with Chelsea being likely EPL winner and getting Champions League football, they are ahead of their rivals in luring Griezman from Spain.
The release clause of Griezmann is about £90 million. Atletico Madrid would surely insist on the full amount if they are to release the player which remains doubtful.
Aside that Chelsea are likely set to agree to the move of veteran Branislav Ivanovic to Zenit St Petersburg after he agreed personal terms with the Russian outfit. Coach Antonio Conte has asked for calm in the markets so he can speak with the player ahead of the deal, but it remains one that would likely happen given the community defence the Blues have excelled with this term.