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El Shaarawy could return on loan

Thursday 10th September

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Many were disappointed to see Stephan El Shaarawy leave Roma for Shanghai Shenhua last summer after a prolific 2018-19 campaign.

However, there could now be an opportunity for the winger to return.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, El Shaarawy has been given permission to join a European team on loan in order to boost his chances of making Italy’s squad for next summer’s Euros.

A number of teams are interested, including Atlético Madrid, PSG and Arsenal. El Shaarawy would prefer to return to Roma, though.

Admittedly, Roma have a lot of depth in El Shaarawy’s position, especially after the recent signing of Pedro.

However, his past success with the club could make him an exciting addition. So far, no club has made a formal offer.

Fazio to Cagliari stalls

Thursday 10th September

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It seemed as if Federico Fazio was all set to reunite with former Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco at Cagliari, but there is now a twist in the tale.

According to Sport Italia‘s Alfredo Pedulla, Cagliari are now close to signing Diego Godin from Inter Milan.

There seems to be conflicting opinion over whether the Sardinian club would sign Fazio as well. In any case, the move is on hold for now.

Three Serie B options for Bouah

Thursday 10th September

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Despite his involvement in pre-season, Devid Bouah looks likely to continue his development away from Roma.

The right-back needs to find some gametime elsewhere, and Bologna had been linked with him in recent days.

Instead, Bouah could drop down a level, with Tuttomercatoweb noting three interested parties in Serie B.

Ascoli, Cosenza and Cittadella are now all in the hunt for the teenager, who could leave Roma on loan.

Florenzi set to join PSG on loan

Thursday 10th September

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Speculation about Alessandro Florenzi’s future has gone quiet recently, but an update from Gianluca Di Marzio has now sprung it back into life.

According to the Sky Sport transfer expert, Florenzi is ready to leave Roma and join Paris Saint-Germain on loan. Gazzetta Dello Sport back up the claims.


PSG released Thomas Meunier over the summer, so presumably are looking for a replacement at right-back.

Florenzi started last season as Roma captain, but left for Valencia on loan in January.

Now, the Italy international could leave on temporary terms again. PSG – who reached the Champions League final last season – will have an option to buy him as part of the arrangement.

Smalling close to Roma as defender misses Man Utd training

Thursday 10th September

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It feels like Chris Smalling is closer than ever to securing his return to Roma.

The defender has been holding out for a permanent move to Rome after his impressive loan from Manchester United – who have been demanding a high fee.

Roma may have found a breakthrough, though. After claims they had agreed personal terms with Smalling on Wednesday, it has now emerged that the defender will miss pre-season training with Manchester United today.

According to The Telegraph, Smalling is now on the verge of completing his return to Roma. Reports indicate the fee could be around €10m.

Kalinic wants Roma return as Genoa eye Karsdorp

Thursday 10th September

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The highly respected Filippo Biafora of Il Tempo has an update on Roma’s transfer activity this morning.

Roma are still in the hunt for a new striker to either help or replace Edin Dzeko. And there may be a chance that the Bosnian’s reserve could be the same as last season.

Biafora claims Nikola Kalinic now wants to return to Roma. The Croatian’s form improved at the end of last season, but the option to buy him was too expensive.

Kalinic is back at Atlético Madrid, but is holding out to come back to Roma. He could be an easier option to acquire than alternative target Aleksandr Kokorin, who would cost €7m – with the club also concerned about the Spartak Moscow striker’s character.

Meanwhile, Roma continue to focus on departures more than signings. One key piece of business will be to remove Rick Karsdorp, despite the Dutchman scoring in Wednesday’s pre-season win over Frosinone.

Atalanta had wanted Karsdorp, but now they have signed Cristiano Piccini instead. Therefore, Karsdorp is now on the radar of Genoa instead.

Biafora says Roma will only let him leave for Genoa on loan if they get some money up front as part of the agreement.

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