La Repubblica (Pinci) – It’s now a tight tug of war between Roma and Dzeko even though both desire to coincide peacefully. The player has wanted to go to Inter and Roma has wanted to sell him given that in 12 months he could leave for free, but now everything has changed. So much so that Roma is considering the possibility of keeping the Bosnian striker until his contract expires. The question is intricate: in March, Dzeko reached an agreement with Inter and from that moment his intention never changed. He gave his word to Conte and will respect it, but the behavior of the Nerazzurri annoyed Roma, who does not want feel as if they’re being strangled: in order to sell him, pay us €20 million – no discounts. In the past few days, signals had filtered from Inter that they’d satisfy this request, but they were not followed up by concrete actions. In fact, Roma have not heard from the Nerazzurri in days.
Meanwhile at Trigoria, they are evaluating a Plan B in the event an agreement is not found with Inter for the Bosnian because the player that Roma has chosen to replace Dzeko is one Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentine is still inclined to say no even after talking with Fonseca. However, Petrachi does not have much space to go buy a #9 who can easily score 20 goals per season. If things for Higuain (on loan) continue to be at an impasse and Roma are unable to make the profit needed from Dzeko’s sale to get a new striker, it is better to keep the Bosnian: even at the cost of losing him for nothing in 12 months.