Giallorossi Gossip: A week of links with Boga, Paqueta and more

Every Sunday, Giallorossi Gossip provides you with all the latest Roma transfer news from the week gone by.

This edition highlights five of the biggest rumours from the past seven days – with Roma linked with an exciting winger who could become the next Mohamed Salah…

Jeremie Boga

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Yes, it’s Sassuolo star Jeremie Boga. The week started off on a bright note for Roma in terms of rumours, when Goal suggested that Roma were keeping an eye on the winger.

Boga caught the eye when he scored against Roma in Sassuolo’s 4-2 win over the Giallorossi in February – one of eight goals he has scored in Serie A this season.

The Ivory Coast international is now one of the most in-demand prospects in Europe – but his future all lies in the hands of Chelsea.

The London-based club have a buyback clause on the winger for just €15m, and could turn a quick profit by activating it and selling him on to a higher bidder. Roma are reportedly among those considering a move, while Napoli, Everton and Brighton are also interested.

As someone who struggled to make the grade at Chelsea before flourishing in Italy, could Boga follow in the footsteps of Salah and continue his growth at Roma?

Moise Kean

Another attacker who will seemingly be linked with Roma for months to come – and potentially years if nothing goes through this summer – is Moise Kean. His time at Everton has not gone to plan and he could be pushing for a return to Serie A to boost his hopes of making the Italy squad for next summer’s European Championships.

With Patrik Schick edging closer to a permanent move to RB Leipzig, it is claimed by Gazzetta Dello Sport that Roma could use the funds from that sale to target two Mino Raiola clients: Kean and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The latter has impressed on loan from Arsenal, and even though Raiola has denied reports that the Armenian has urged his parent club to let him make the move permanent, Roma are eager to keep hold of him.

As for Kean, he could become the deputy to Edin Dzeko if Nikola Kalinic is not bought – and he would fit in with Gianluca Petrachi’s summer policy of targeting free agents and young players with potential.

Aleksei Miranchuk

Another striker linked with Roma this week was Aleksei Miranchuk, who plays for Lokomotiv Moscow. According to A Bola, Roma are interested in a double swoop for the 24-year-old and his twin brother Anton Miranchuk, who also plays for Lokomotiv in a slightly deeper role as a midfielder.

Roma are set to go head-to-head with their former sporting director Monchi at Sevilla for the signatures of the Russian siblings.

Lucas Paqueta

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Roma were also mentioned as one of the interested parties for AC Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta this week, in a report from Sportitalia.

After making a decent impression at San Siro after joining in January 2019, his first full season there has not quite hit the same heights, and Milan could be ready to move him on.

Paulo Fonseca has reportedly added him to his list of targets, but Roma would have to fend off Fiorentina for his signature.

Marc Cucurella

Replenishing the full-back positions is another priority for Roma in the upcoming market, and according to AS, Petrachi is considering another raid on Spain – having taken Carles Perez from Barcelona and Gonzalo Villar from Elche in January.

On the agenda this time is Getafe left-back Marc Cucurella, who came through the ranks at Barca. His release clause of up to €25m seems too steep for Roma, and with Getafe considering him a key player, it may be hard to prise him away.

But AS believe there is genuinely an Italian battle on for his signature, with Roma having to rival Inter Milan and Napoli for the 21-year-old.

Other links in summary

Elseid Hysaj (Napoli, RB)

Pedro (Chelsea, winger – Corriere Dello Sport)

Dejan Lovren (Liverpool, CB – Corriere Dello Sport)

Nahuel Bustos (Talleres, striker – Tuttomercatoweb)

Marcos Acuna (Sporting CP, LB – A Bola)

Jean-Clair Todibo (Barcelona, CB – Corriere Dello Sport)

Giacomo Bonaventura (AC Milan, MF – Il Messaggero)

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