Roma transfer news blog: All the mid-season rumours in one place

The transfer window may have closed, but as Jose Mourinho continues building his project, Roma transfer news is unlikely to slow down.

Thus, as the season progresses, all the main Roma rumours that arise will be posted in this transfer blog, in view of upcoming transfer windows in 2022.

Roma did not sign a defensive midfielder in 2021, despite it being an area Mourinho wanted to strengthen. Furthermore, they lack depth at right-back and may address this issue in future.

Follow along below for all the rumours and speculation about Roma transfers while the season is ongoing.


Mourinho to repeat Dalot signing?

Tuesday 21st September

Roma’s rebuild is a long-term project, so there are still some areas of the squad that haven’t been addressed since the appointment of Jose Mourinho. One of these is right-back, where the coach only has one option he trusts.

Rick Karsdorp has been the regular starter in that position this season and last, but Davide Santon will not be reintegrated into the squad and Mourinho sent a message by leaving Bryan Reynolds in the stands – rather than on the bench – for Roma’s most recent match against Verona.

Corriere Dello Sport reported yesterday that right-back will be the first area Roma look to reinforce in January, despite defensive midfield also being an urgent priority.

Calciomercato believe they know an ideal solution: Diogo Dalot.

The Portugal international returned to Manchester United this summer after a productive loan spell in Serie A with AC Milan. However, he remains second choice behind Aaron Wan-Bissaka at Old Trafford.

Therefore, Roma may try their luck in January to take him on loan with an option to buy, which would reunite him with the man who was in charge at Man Utd when he moved there – Mourinho.

United themselves were trying to sign another right-back in the summer, so in theory, if they can get one in the winter, Dalot may be available to move.

Roma keeping tabs on Scamacca

Friday 10th September

Former Roma academy player Gianluca Scamacca has been linked with a return to the club for a while now.

Currently with Sassuolo – the Giallorossi’s next opponent – Gazzetta Dello Sport claim Roma will be keeping an eye on his progress this season.

There is a widespread belief that Borja Mayoral will be sent back to Real Madrid, whatever happens between now and next summer. But Mourinho will still want a third striker in his squad and that could be Scamacca.

The pink paper also notes interest from Juventus, AC Milan, Napoli and Atletico Madrid in the 22-year-old, who recently earned his first cap for Italy.

After scoring 12 goals on loan at Genoa last season, this year will be decisive for Scamacca in seeing if he can step up to the next level.

Roma retain Zakaria hope

Tuesday 7th September

One of the main midfielders linked with Roma over the summer was Denis Zakaria of Borussia Monchengladbach. However, things took a turn against the Giallorossi when Gladbach tried to renew his contract.

Without moving other midfielders on, Roma were unable to make space for Zakaria anyway. But they may not have missed out after all.

According to Corriere Dello Sport, Zakaria does not want to renew his contract with the Bundesliga side, which expires in 2022.

Therefore, it is speculated that Roma could try to sign him in January, while Gladbach can still get a fee.

Azmoun interest for next summer

Sunday 5th September

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Roma signed two new strikers in 2021 with Tammy Abraham and Eldor Shomurodov, but are already being linked with another for next year.

One of the players they considered before adding Abraham to their squad was Sardar Azmoun of Zenit Saint Petersburg. The Iran international himself has even confirmed that the Russian club rejected an offer from Roma.

According to Corriere Dello Sport, he remains a top objective for next summer, when he will be a free agent.

The newspaper seems to believe there will be little chance of Roma keeping Borja Mayoral when his loan expires, but Mourinho will still want a third striker in his squad.

Of course, each player’s form could change those plans over the next few months, but Azmoun is someone to keep an eye on still.

He has scored 50 goals in 70 Russian Premier League games for Zenit, and 37 in 55 caps for his country.

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