Roma want to keep hold of Lorenzo Pellegrini. Corriere della Sera reports that yesterday there was a meeting between Petrachi and Giampiero Pocetta, the agent of the midfielder. Roma’s sporting director reiterated Pellegrini’s importance to their project, which is why the sides are working to eliminate the €30 million release clause currently in the player’s contract. Pellegrini has always said that his intention is to remain in Rome and isn’t keen on moving away. His current contract with the Giallorossi expires in 2022 — this will be extended and he will be handed an important wage increase to over €2 million (net) per season.
The parties also discussed the future of Gregoire Defrel, who is also the client of Pocetta. Roma would like to include the attacker in negotiations for players they like, as they did for Cagliari’s Barella. It is not excluded, however, that Defrel could rejoin Sampdoria and reunite with Di Francesco.
Meanwhile, question marks surround the future of Luca Pellegrini. The defender is represented by Mino Raiola and is in the sights of Juventus. The Bianconeri are ready to offer €10 million for his services.