The Giallorossi are working on multiple tables to reshape their defensive line. Petrachi keeps several negotiations alive but this is the moment to finalize deals.
Transfer market negotiations are tough. Several clubs may be chasing the same players and the timing in closing a deal can be vital. Roma Sporting Director Gianluca Petrachi is reportedly chasing a few profiles. The Italian executive wants to change many players this summer.
The agreement between Roma and Atalanta for Gianluca Mancini should be made official no later than next week. The Italian defender is a very good prospect who played a great campaign under Gasperini‘s management. Reportedly, the Giallorossi could bring him to the eternal city on loan with an obligation to buy that would be triggered 12 months after.
Kolarov may lead the Roma defense next season. The Serbian star should keep playing in the Italian capital until the natural expiration of his contract, 2020. Paulo Fonseca could play him as a centre-back but only if the club of Trigoria will not be able to sign Alderweireld or Mancini.
Toby Alderweireld‘s negotiation is going on. Reportedly, the Roma executives seem to be confident in bringing the Belgian star close to the Colosseum. The defender is a top priority for the Lupi but it will not be easy to find an agreement with the British powerhouse. Tottenham wants Roma to pay Alderweireld’s release clause, but the Giallorossi are not willing to pour €28 million into their coffers. The consultant of President Pallotta, Franco Baldini, is trying to find an agreement with the club of the United Kingdom.
If Mancini and Alderweireld will move to Rome, Fonseca would have two top-level centre-backs. In that case, Kolarov would still play on the left flank. But the Portuguese coach could ask for Ismaily as well. The 29-year-old Brazilian defender is Fonseca’s favorite left-back. He would love to put him on his current roster. Reportedly, the player would be happy to start a new professional adventure in the Bel Paese.
Gianluca Petrachi is, therefore, keeping multiple choices available in defense to remedy any problem. Anything can happen during a transfer market session. The most important thing is to be able to react if something changes suddenly. Marc Bartra‘s negotiation seems to have been put on hold at this time. The expert Italian executive seems to be ready to launch the final attack on his targets. Next week should be decisive for many of these negotiations.