Roma's chaotic summer is drawing to a close. After pursuing Edin Dzeko for months, managing to rescue Mohamed Salah from the Fiorentina-Chelsea tug of war and finally waiting for PSG to release Lucas Digne, the final pieces of Roma's summer transfer market should fall into place today, the transfer deadline day. While clubs can submit deals/contracts on September 1st, this is the final full day of madness, and we've got you covered.
Throughout the day, we will coalesce and update all Roma's deadline day rumors, and if Walter Sabatini manages a blockbuster deal, we'll address that one separately.
- He may not bring 12,000 fans to the airport, but chances are, if Roma has something up their sleeve, it's a reunion with Lamela. Gazzetta World believes that Sabatini will try at all costs to bring Lamela back to Rome before proverbial clock strikes midnight
- Inter had previously been connected with Lamela, but thanks to their capture of Ivan Perisic, they're no longer involved, which has amped up Roma's pursuit
- Our Spurs blog is tracking the Lamela story as well, reporting that Marseille are keen on his signature
- West Ham, having given up on Milan's Alessandro Matri, have turned their attention to the infinitely more talented Ljajic, though Inter are said to be keeping an eye on the situation as well
- Okay, maybe not. Di Marzio is saying Inter are still going strong after Ljajic, possibly on loan
- Di Marzio reports that Roma and working with Frosinone on a couple of fronts: As a possible trading partner for Ibarbo and a temporary holding place for some of Roma's Non-EU assets, namely Brazilian keeper Alisson and Paraguayan striker Sergio Diaz, each of whom could move to Frosinone to get some experience prior to switching to Roma, similar to the setups Roma used with Paredes and Sanabria. But hey, whatever you gotta do to get rid of Ibarbo, right?
- Seems like we can kiss that dream goodbye, Torino has reportedly rejected Roma's latest overtures for the Brazilian rightback , though that link suggests it was only a €2 million loan with an €8 million additional buyout clause, much less than we discussed last week
- Roma rejected Chelseas's advances for the Greek centerback, and might I add, uh, duh.
- Roma has officially signed the former Dynamo Moscow midfielder on a €1.5 million loan with an option to buy for a further €3.5 million. This is such a huge signing the club hasn't even put it up on the official site, nor given him a real scarf for the traditional airport photo.