Hoffenhaim’s Grillitsch among names for the midfield

Andy Mattioli

Roma will use the international break to further negotiate a transfer of Denis Zakaria to the Italian capital. Recent reports state that the Giallorossi are still the favorites to land the Swiss international.

However, Tiago Pinto wants to have a few alternatives at his disposal in case Zakaria’s transfer were to fall through given the competition.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Roma continue to monitor Florian Grillitsch, a player who had already been linked with the capital club in the summer after Xhaka’s move to Roma collapsed.

Grillitsch has reportedly communicated to Hoffenhaim that he will not renew his contract and has asked his entourage to start looking for a new team to join.

Roma like Grillitsch’s physicality and consider him a valid alternative to Zakaria.

The Austrian international was previously linked with Napoli and Milan.