Roma have completed the signing of Matias Nani on a free transfer from Lanus. The young Argentine defender has been training with the Giallorossi since last July, but has only now been given clearance to play for the club.
Vocegiallorossa.it (Alessandro Paoli) Vocegiallorossa.it has learned that talks between Roma and Atalanta are now at an advanced stage for the Ivorian midfielder Franck Yannick Kessié.
LaRoma24.it (Gabriele Conflitti) Frederic Massara seems to have now fully taken over the role in the transfer market left to him by Walter Sabatini. The new sporting director has now completed a deal to bring Clément Grenier, the talented Lyon midfielder, to the Giallorossi. While negotiations for Gregoire Defrel, Franck Kessié and Godfred Donsah are still ongoing, Roma have completed their first signing of 2017.
Sassuolo’s director Giovanni Carnevali has told Sky Sport Italia that they are expecting to receive an offer from Roma for Gregoire Defrel, who the Giallorossi have been targeting for some weeks. The Neroverdi director suggested that a transfer is possible, and that it may include one or more of Roma’s youth players moving in the opposite direction.
In an interview with Sportowefakty, Lukasz Skorupski – who is currently on loan at Empoli from Roma – has stated that he will not return to the Giallorossi to be second choice to Wojciech Szczesny, should the Polish number 1 be signed permanently from Arsenal in the summer.
Corriere dello Sport (Roberto Maida) Ricky Massara and Walter Sabatini, together again. Yesterday evening the two met in London, together with intermediary Frank Trimboli, for a friendly reunion of colleagues and friends, but which also served a more professional purpose. But Massara didn’t just fly to England to meet his old master, who is currently in talks to potentially take up a role with Tottenham; the main purpose of his trip was to evaluate potential transfer options. For the avoidance of doubt, Franco Baldini – former general director of both Roma and Tottenham and currently Pallotta’s personal advisor – wasn’t present in London, choosing not to interrupt his holiday in South Africa for a working dinner.
Although there is still a long way to go this season, Roma are already preparing for next term in the transfer market – and according to La Repubblica the squad may be rejuvenated (in the real sense of the word) this summer.