Earlier this week British rumors have linked Chelsea to several Italian giants Roma players, on the other hand Serie A side are also interested with Blues players.
Radja Nainggolan, Miralem Pjanic, Kostas Manolas vs. Mohamed Salah, Branislav Ivanovic … and Ruben Loftus-Cheek? — when Giallorossisporting director Walter Sabatini was spotted in front of Stamford Bridge last week, it only added further fuel to the fire. Hard to deny rumors when your club’s director of football is literally standing in front of doors emblazoned with Chelsea badges.
Numerous of people involved in the negotiation, and it is the biggest mystery who will make move when and where.
However, Roma director has rubbished all the rumours surrounding the speculations about meeting with Blues bosses.
“Just because someone takes a photo while you’re at Chelsea, people assumed all sorts of things. They don’t know he could’ve visited Arsenal, Tottenham and other clubs to find out who is on the market and who isn’t.”
“Besides, [Sabatini] was there accompanied by Mohamed Salah’s agent and that is a player we will be buying outright this summer. The media have been saying for four years that we have to sell big stars.”
“There’s nothing indispensable. A player could be sold to bring in fresh funds and sign different figures, but it would in any case be a choice. We will make choices within the club with the perspective of Coach and players to see how we can reinforce and improve Roma. It is very reductive for the media to claim we are forced to sell players every transfer window.”