Roma also pushing to sell Eldor Shomurodov before Thursday’s deadline

John Solano

RomaPress – Roma general manager Tiago Pinto has stepped on the accelerator in an attempt to offload several of the team’s out-of-favor players.

Within the past 24-hours, the Portuguese executive agreed to deals to sell Justin Kluivert, Amadou Diawara, Riccardo Calafiori, and Ante Ćorić. Despite his tremendous work, Pinto remains fixated on completing one last sale: Eldor Shomurodov.

The Uzbek international was informed earlier this summer he’s not in Jose Mourinho’s plans for this season, less than one year after he joined the club.

Several clubs expressed interest in the attacker but have been put-off by the Giallorossi’s asking price of €15 million.

Fellow Serie A side Bologna was among the first teams to step forward and convey interest in Shomurodov once it became clear he was available. The Rossoblu met with the attacker’s agent, Kakhor Muminov, and they quickly came to a contractual agreement last month.

However, the Emilian club and Roma couldn’t come to terms surrounding the structure of the transfer. The former presented a loan with an option to buy offer, but this was rejected by the Giallorossi, who insisted on an obligation to buy.

With less than 48 hours remaining in the transfer window, talks between the two clubs have been reignited thanks to Italian agents Gabriele Giuffrida and his brother Valerio Giuffrida.

The pair, who were the intermediaries in the deal that brought Shomurodov to Roma, have been working non-stop the past few days to find a solution for the attacker with Bologna the most concrete solution.

The Rossoblu’s offer of a loan with an option to buy for €12 million plus bonuses remains on the table and they’re working to convince Roma to accept it.

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