The Giallorossi Yorkshire transfer blog: All the Roma transfer news from summer 2020 in one place

The transfer window has now closed in Italy, with Roma being busy right until the deadline – and even beyond it.

Clubs in Italy had until 5th October to finalise their transfer business, and Roma managed to secure some deals on that day – as well as doing the bulk of their work before it.

On this page, you will find all the Roma transfer updates throughout the window – with news of signings, sales and rumours as they happened.




Monday 5th October

It all worked out in the end!

Roma have finally been able to confirm the permanent signing of Chris Smalling.

Here’s the full story.

Paperwork completed for Smalling – he arrives tomorrow!

Monday 5th October

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It really is happening! The transfer window has now closed in Italy, but various reports indicate Roma have deposited Chris Smalling’s contract in time.

Roma will sign him from Manchester United for €15m. The Englishman will arrive in Italy tomorrow.

However, the league have not confirmed the arrival of his contract yet. Have Roma submitted the documents in time?

Smalling deal back on

Monday 5th October

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Sensationally, at the last minute, Roma seem to have found a breakthrough for Chris Smalling.

Various sources, including Gianluca Di Marzio, David Ornstein and Fabrizio Romano, say Roma are confident of getting a last minute deal done to bring the Englishman back.

Reports earlier today suggested he had a plane booked ready to take him back to Rome when the fee was agreed.

With Man Utd needing to balance the books after signing Alex Telles within the last hour, it appears they may finally have accepted Roma’s offer.

OFFICIAL: Perotti leaves for Fenerbahce

Monday 5th October

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Diego Perotti has completed his move from Roma to Fenerbahce.

Let’s wait and see if Roma sign a replacement – but it looks impossible that it would be Stephan El Shaarawy.

Here’s the full story on Perotti’s exit.

Olsen now an option for Everton

Monday 5th October

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Last night, Pau Lopez was linked with a move away from Roma to Everton, who are looking for more options in goal.

Now, Gianluca Di Marzio says the Premier League side may sign another Roma goalkepeer instead, as Robin Olsen has emerged as a target at Goodison Park.

OFFICIAL: Justin Kluivert leaves for Leipzig

Monday 5th October

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Another outgoing confirmed for Roma on deadline day – Justin Kluivert has completed his move to RB Leipzig.

There is no mention of an option or obligation to buy in Roma’s initial announcement.

Here’s what Kluivert had to say after leaving.

Bernard an alternative to El Shaarawy

Monday 5th October

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Despite Diego Perotti being on the verge of leaving Roma, the deal to sign Stephan El Shaarawy as his replacement has encountered too many delays.

Therefore, Roma are scrambling to sign someone else instead. According to LaRoma24, Paulo Fonseca could look to reunite with former Shakhtar Donetsk winger Bernard, who has fallen out of favour at Everton.

Perotti exit unblocked

Monday 5th October

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Various sources are now carrying reports that Diego Perotti’s move to Fenerbahce is back on – thus paving the way for Stephan El Shaarawy to return to Roma.

Alderweireld an alternative to Smalling

Monday 5th October

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Remember when Roma tried to get Toby Alderweireld last summer? Well, the Tottenham man has emerged as a potential target again.

According to Sky Sport, he is one of three alternatives if Roma cannot sign Chris Smalling – with the chances of a permanent move for the Manchester United man still in doubt.

Alderweireld is being considered along with a potential return for Antonio Rudiger or a bid for Arsenal’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos. All of the potential moves would have to be on loan.

DONE DEAL – Antonucci leaves on loan

Monday 5th October

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Roma have finally completed a done deal on deadline day – but it’s not a high-profile one yet.

Forgotten man Mirko Antonucci has joined Serie B side Salernitana on loan.

El Shaarawy on standby due to Perotti

Monday 5th October

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Stephan El Shaarawy is close to re-joining Roma, but it can only happen if Diego Perotti’s move to Fenerbahce goes through.

Shanghai Shenhua have agreed to send El Shaarawy back to Rome, but even though Perotti has flown to Turkey, complications have arisen in that transfer.

If Perotti’s exit collapses, El Shaarawy may not be able to return – despite being willing to reduce his salary to come back to Roma.

Omeragic an option in defence

Monday 5th October

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According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, Roma could make a late move for FC Zurich right-back Becir Omeragic.

The 18-year-old could arrive on loan with an obligation to buy for around €4m plus €0.5m in bonuses.

Tottenham weighing up Juan Jesus

Monday 5th October

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Roma have been unable to find a buyer for Juan Jesus this summer, but a late opportunity to sell him may have emerged.

According to Duncan Castles, speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast, Tottenham have outlined Jesus as an alternative target after their pursuit of Milan Skriniar hit a dead end.

Castles admits that Jesus is not Jose Mourinho’s preferred choice.

Deadline day begins

Monday 5th October

We have finally arrived at the final day of the 2020 summer transfer window.

It could be one of the busiest deadline days Roma have endured in recent memory.

As always, top of the agenda is securing a permanent return for Chris Smalling from Manchester United.

Another player who could return is Stephan El Shaarawy, with the winger potentially set to replace Justin Kluivert – who is ready to join RB Leipzig.

Another winger, Diego Perotti, should see his move to Fenerbahce finalised soon.

There are also rumours that goalkeeper Pau Lopez could leave for Everton.

And one more departure could be that of defender Federico Fazio – on the condition that Smalling arrives.

For one last time, follow every twist and turn before the window shuts at 7pm via the Giallorossi Yorkshire transfer blog.

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