Il Tempo (Austini): Monchi does not stop. The sporting director of Roma is aiming to give another pair of purchases to Di Francesco before leaving for the tour in the United States. So by next week, the manager may hope to have at least one more attacker at his disposal. Defrel is the objective who is the closest. The €18 million offer (including bonuses) delivered to Sassuolo was not enough to close the deal, but the white smoke is not so far away. After Pellegrini and Ricci, the two clubs reached an agreement for youngsters Frattesi and Marchizza, whom are both destined for the Emilian club. Though, the deal for the two has not yet been perfected so Frattesi will go to Pinzolo, and it is even possible he is added into the operation for Defrel. The Frenchman has already accepted Roma’s proposal, which is preferred to the option of Leicester, and he can not wait being under the guidance of Di Francesco.
Meanwhile, Monchi is still working on the deal with Napoli for Mario Rui and continues to try and find a deal for Foyth of Estudiantes without obstacles.
Furthermore, Torino wants El Shaarawy. Yesterday, Cairo met his agent but, for the time being, the Italian-Egyptian does not intend to leave. The only thing missing for the passage of Rudiger to Chelsea for €35 million plus €4 million in bonus is the official announcement as the German has medical visits scheduled in Los Angeles.