Defender, midfielder the priority for January

Roma sporting director Ramon Monchi is aiming to acquire at least two pieces during the January transfer market, reports Il Corriere della Sera. The priority, for now, is trying to acquire a midfielder and a defender as Patrik Schick has, repeatedly, reassured the club in recent matches with his performances. One of the goals for the defence is Atalanta’s Gianluca Mancini, while in midfield, Weigl, Samassekou and Dedoncker are potential options. As for sales, Ivan Marcano could leave while Coric and Bianda going on loan appear to be the only outgoing pieces for January.

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