Request for Papu Gomez, Defrel deemed too high

Leggo – Vice Salah? For Spalletti, the substitute of the Egyptian already seems to be in Trigoria. He seems to ease the worries of sporting director Ricky Massara to look for a replacement for Salah while he misses potentially 7-8 matches for the African Cup.

“We already have the replacement for Salah in our home. So far, we have not used players like El Shaarawy and Iturbe much, but I want to use them and there will be no better opportunity than this,” said Spalletti yesterday to SportMediaset.

Actually Spalletti has staked everything on the progress and recovery of Florenzi, but he will not return before mid-February when, Salah will have already returned. Roma have nonetheless probed the transfer market but have received requests deemed too high by Atalanta and Sassuolo for Gomez and Defrel. Spalletti will rely on newfound form of Dzeko.

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