French World Cup winning midfielder Steven Nzonzi has been linked with Roma for quite some time now. These reports persist as Roma look to upgrade the defensive midfield position before the mercato closes on Friday. Early on, it was assumed that Maxime Gonalons would be moved first after his disappointing debut season in the Capital as De Rossi’s understudy. Now, however, it appears that this is no longer the case after Gonalons wasn’t moved during the Premier League window to potential suitors in England. At the same time with the Premier League window closed the competition was reduced in terms of potential suitors for Roma’s reported #1 target: Nzonzi .
Reports today indicate that a move could be in the cards sooner rather than later for the Workd Cup winner to arrive in the Italian Capital. It had previously been reported by calciomercato.it that Nzonzi had agreed to personal terms with Roma. It was believed that Sevilla had been holding out for a few of around €40 million. According to reports, it’s now believed that a deal could be reached in the €28-30 million range.
Just hours ago MediaSet went into further detail about a potential deal. According to the Italian outlet, Roma have reached an agreement of €3 million annually with the player and have offered Sevilla €25 million plus bonuses. Additionally, MediaSet is reporting that Roma have given a 48 hour ultimatum to reach a deal for Nzonzi . It’s likeky that Roma want a deal reached quickly otherwise they’ll want to have time to find an alternative option. Stay tuned as it looks like the move will come to fruition or die out quickly with the window closing soon.
Update: Multiple sources indicate that a deal between Roma and Sevilla has been reached, with Nzonzi moving to the Italian Capital for €30 million plus a further €5 million in bonuses.