Roma await decision of Dzeko, who already has an agreement with Juve

John Solano

Roma are awaiting the decision of striker Edin Dzeko, who must decide whether or not to accept a deal to join Juventus.

Il Tempo has reported today that the Bianconeri guaranteed a two year contract to the Bosnian worth €7.5 million (net) per season — the same as he earns at Roma.

An agreement must now be found between the clubs: there is a rough understanding between the two that the Giallorossi would be open to accepting €10 million plus €2 million in bonuses in cash and the possible inclusion of a youngster from the Bianconeri, making the total cost of the operation nearly €18 million.

The Roman captain, though, must also overcome resistance from his wife Amra, who wants to remain in Rome.

Meanwhile, in the event Dzeko leaves, Napoli’s Akradiusz Milik is nearly a certainty to become his replacement. Roma CEO Guido Fienga received the Polish attacker’s opening to joining the club within the last few days as Milik realises that his first preference, Juventus, is no longer an option.

An agreement in principle with Milik’s entourage has already been reached: €4.5 million (net) per season.

Meanwhile, Milik’s arrival in Rome would see attacker Cengiz Ünder and midfielder Alessio Riccardi go the other way and join the Partenopei. The two players will have an overall valuation of €40 million in the operation.

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