Italian capital club AS Roma have turned their attention to former Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj who is on the payroll of Spanish La Liga side Real Sociedad.
AS Roma are looking for a replacement for wide midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo who will miss several months after a serious knee injury.
Zaniolo is also a big doubt for the 2020 European Championships later this year as a result of the big injury which he sustained during the league game at home to Italian champions Juventus last week Sunday.
His injury marred the game which saw Juventus return to the Italian Serie A summit after several weeks in second position behind fellow title challengers Inter Milan.
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Juventus beat AS Roma 2-1 in front of their fans to make it four straight league wins.
Roma had two immediate options for Zaniolo’s replacements but they have been rebuffed in their quest to sign one of the two options.
AC Milan winger Suso and Liverpool star Xerdan Shaqiri were the options for AS Roma.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp categorically said that Shaqiri is not for sale.
Roma have turned their tentacles to Adnan Januzaj who has scored four goals in 12 appearances for his Spanish club.
He’s available on loan with the option of a permanent transfer for £12.7m.
Liverpool Reject Transfer Offer For Midfielder
Italian giants AS Roma have seen their offer for Liverpool midfielder Xerdan Shaqiri rejected by the Premier League table-toppers.
The AS Roma offer for Shaqiri was confirmed by popular Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano via his official Twitter account.
It was revealed that Roma want to take Xerdan Shaqiri on loan until the end of this season but they were met with firm resistance from Liverpool as club manager Jurgen Klopp wants to count on the Swiss international with a busy schedule coming up as from next month when the Champions League resumes.
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AS Roma see Xerdan Shaqiri as the replacement for the injured Nicolo Zaniolo who will miss the next six months at least after the young Italian national team player injured his knee.
Italian winger Zaniolo sustained the serious right knee injury during the game against Juventus in the league at the weekend.
The 20-year-old player is now a big doubt for the Italian team for the upcoming 2020 European Championships across various venues across the continent.
Zaniolo and Roma were beaten 2-1 at home by Juventus as the Old Lady returned to the top of the table after the slip up from Inter Milan on Saturday, 24 hours earlier from the Roma-Juventus clash.
Arsenal Receive Offer For £180,000-a-week Attacker
Italian capital club AS Roma will have to offer more money to Arsenal if they want to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan on a permanent transfer.
Armenian international Mkhitaryan is in the middle of his loan spell at AS Roma from parent club Arsenal.
He signed for the Italians from Arsenal and the former Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United midfielder has impressed at the Stadio Olimpico.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan was farmed out on loan to Roma after an average season and he has been able to resurrect his career at the Stadio Olimpico.
His form has pushed Roma to fourth place on the league table in the top flight of Italian football.
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Forza Roma stated that Henrikh Mkhitaryan is the subject of a €10m bid from AS Roma and that it has been turned down by Arsenal who want more money for the playmaker.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan signed for Arsenal as part of the high profile Alexis Sanchez deal to Manchester United but the two players were not able to perform well for their clubs.
Alexis Sanchez struggled at Manchester United and was farmed out on loan to Inter Milan after 18 months just like what’s obtainable with Mkhitaryan who is also on a loan deal to Italy and also earns £180,000 weekly.
Mourinho Wants Serie A Striker At Tottenham
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly interested in a deal to bring AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko back to the Premier League.
This is according to the Daily Mirror which disclosed that Jose Mourinho has requested for information on the player as he searches for a backup striker to ease the pressure on Harry Kane.
England international captain Harry Kane has been the main striker at Tottenham Hotspur for over five years and new manager Jose Mourinho is keen to give him a helping hand in the form of former Manchester City player Dzeko.
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AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko was part of the Manchester City team that won the first ever Premier League title for the Citizens under the stewardship of Italian tactician Roberto Mancini during the 2011/12 campaign.
According to the report from the Daily Mirror, ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has sent a trusted ally to get one or two things on Edin Dzeko.
Harry Kane showed that he can cope with the workload at Spurs after the Englishman scored two goals to lead his team to a 5-0 win over Burnley at home in the Premier League.
Edin Dzeko has two years on his AS Roma contract at the moment.
Arsenal Plotting Audacious Bid For Man United Player
Struggling Premier League giants Arsenal have turned their attention to a Manchester United loanee as they try to solve their glaring defensive problems according to the Daily Mirror.
Arsenal have made a poor start to the Premier League this season and that could be traced to their problems defensively.
The Gunners have two clean sheets only in 15 league games this season.
The aforementioned report said that the North Londoners are interested in signing AS Roma defender Chris Smalling who’s on loan at the Italian capital club from Manchester United.
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Chris Smalling became surplus to requirements at Manchester United after the world-record arrival of Harry Maguire from fellow Premier League team Leicester City this summer.
Manchester United paid £80m for Harry Maguire thus making the England international the most expensive defender in world football ahead of Liverpool star Virgil Van Dijk.
Chris Smalling had no choice but to leave Manchester United and he has been better for it after his sensational start to life at AS Roma.
Arsenal sent scouts to watch him in action on Friday night during the Italian Serie A game with hosts and league leaders Inter Milan.
Everton and Leicester City are also monitoring his situation at AS Roma ahead of next summer.
Finally, Arsenal To Swoop In For 30-year-old Defender
North London giants Arsenal are said to be interested in signing one of the best defenders in the Italian Serie A this season.
This is according to the publication from the stables of the Daily Mirror which revealed that the Gunners are keen to sign AS Roma center-back Chris Smalling who has been one of the standout defenders in the Italian top flight this term.
Chris Smalling has been able to turn his fortunes around in the Italian capital of Rome in this campaign following a couple of average seasons with Manchester United before his transfer in September.
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The England international player joined AS Roma from Manchester United on loan until next summer.
England manager Gareth Southgate has left Chris Smalling out of his squad for the better part of the last two years and that could be about to change after he watches him in action alongside his assistant Steve Holland.
Gareth Southgate and Steve Holland were in attendance as AS Roma played out a goalless draw with hosts and league leaders Inter Milan during their league meeting on Friday night.
Chris Smalling played the entire duration of the game for AS Roma and was one of the best players on the pitch.
PSG And Man United Keen On €60m Transfer For Serie A Midfielder
One of the best young midfielders in the Italian Serie A is being monitored by two European heavyweights according to the latest reports coming out of the media in Italy.
AS Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo is widely regarded as one of the best young players in Italy and he’s attracting the interest of two of the best teams on the European football stage.
French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Premier League club Manchester United are on his trail according to the specific report from Italian news portal II Messaggero.
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It was revealed that the two clubs will have to pay around €60m (£52m) to sign Italian international Zaniolo.
PSG sporting director Leonardo is monitoring his situation at AS Roma, while Manchester United have watched him on several occasions.
AS Roma understand that it will be difficult to hang on to his services and that it would be tough for him to emulate club legends Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi who spent many years at the club.
Totti played for just AS Roma throughout his club career.
Nicolo Zaniolo has scored five goals from midfielder for AS Roma in all competitions this term including three goals in the league.
AS Roma Eyeing January Move For €20m Arsenal Target
Italian Serie A captain club AS Roma are reportedly keeping tabs on Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz.
It was revealed by popular Italian media publication Corriere dello Sport that Roma want to sign Mariano Diaz when the winter transfer window opens again in the next few weeks.
Real Madrid will demand €20m for Mariano Diaz who was linked with Premier League giants Arsenal in the summer but the Gunners eventually settled for Ivory Coast winger Nicholas Pepe.
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Arsenal were in search of a forward during the summer and Mariano Diaz was one of the names linked with the position before they settled for Pepe who has scored just three goals since his big money move to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal signed Pepe for a club-record fee of £72m and he’s yet to score from open play for his new team.
Mariano Diaz has been on the outskirts of Real Madrid for the majority of his time at the club since returning from French Ligue 1 side Lyon at the start of last season.
The likes of Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Rodrygo, Vinicius and many more are ahead of him in the pecking order as far as the Real Madrid attack is concerned.
Why Roma Must Pay £18m To Sign Chris Smalling
Italian Serie A giants AS Roma have been told to pay £18m for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling if they want to sign the England international permanently.
Chris Smalling is on loan at AS Roma from Manchester United at the moment having joined the capital club this summer.
The Manchester United loanee has impressed a great deal since joining AS Roma in the summer and he has been able to form a potent centre back partnership with Italian international Gianluca Mancini.
AS Roma want to make his loan deal permanent according to Italian news outlet Tuttosport and the aforementioned transfer fee has been quoted for the Italians.
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Chris Smalling made just 17 appearances under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United last season and he became surplus to requirements at the club this summer following the acquisition of Harry Maguire from Leicester City.
Manchester United paid a world-record fee of £80m for a defender for Harry Maguire and his arrival prompted the exit of Chris Smalling to AS Roma.
In a recent interview with Football Italia, Chris Smalling confessed that he misses Manchester United before adding that he’s delighted with the start that he has made at his new club AS Roma.