Radja Nainggolan is ready to open talks with AS Roma about his future, thereby alerting a host of clubs interested in his services.
The Italian giants have had a breakthrough season in Serie A, which has helped them earn a place in the Champions League next campaign. However, the Financial Fair Play rules require them to balance their books by selling one of their highest earners, and they are looking to get rid of a couple of first team players.
After Mohamed Salah’s move to Liverpool has stalled, reports claim that Roma are now ready to sell Radja Nainggolan this summer.
Antonio Conte is a huge fan of the player and tried to sign him last summer, but failed. However, it is now understood that Roma could be open to selling the midfielder at the right price, that too before the end of June, to make sure that they comply with the FFP rules.
Italian outlet Transfermarketweb claims that Roma chief executive Monchi is set to hold a meeting with Nainggolan’s agent, Alessandro Beltrami, next week.
However, contrary stories claim that Roma are actually interested in keeping hold of the Belgian, and are ready to improve his wages, even in this situation, to fend off all the interest.
The star midfielder’s current contract runs till 2020, and he will go for a heavy fee if sold, which can help Roma in the long term. But he is a world-class player, and they will largely benefit from him staying at the club beyond this summer as well.
Along with Conte’s Chelsea, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Juventus, and Inter Milan are all interested in the 29-year-old’s signature as well, and will be waiting for the outcome of these talks next week.
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Written by Aakarsh Bommakanti
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