Mourinho prioritises Zeki Çelik’s signing

Andy Mattioli

After Nemanja Matić and Mile Svilar, Roma are ready to secure their third summer signing with Lille’s Zeki Çelik.

In fact, Jose Mourinho himself has asked the club – led by General Manager Tiago Pinto – to prioritize the signing of the Turkish international who will act as a valuable back-up option to Rick Karsdorp.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Sport, Roma are still negotiating with Lille the fee for the 25-year-old fullback.

The capital club are confident in a positive outcome to the deal and are expected to advance a second offer of around €7 million.

Lille’s initial price-tag for the player was of €9 million, but there is a belief that the gap will be narrowed over these next few days.

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