Roma want to close for Feghouli by the weekend


Il Tempo: The days pass and the circle tightens.

The picture of players Roma could take on the transfer market continues to remain unclear in Trigoria, where sporting director Ricky Massara is ready to launch the second attack to define the transfer of Feghouli to the Giallorossi. After receiving a negative response from West Ham on the proposal of the loan with an option to buy, Roma are believe they can soften the position of the English club as they continue to evaluate a number of profiles that can replace the Algerian should he depart. In Trigoria, a “new light” has been seen as the club sees a new opening in a potential deal: thanks to the will of Feghouli, who has long since communicated to West Ham he wants to leave, he and his entourage will try to undermine the London club by pushing them to accept a loan with an option to buy. It’s a formula the club initially rejected but could accept should there be some sort of bonuses inserted into the deal. Roma’s hope to close the deal by the weekend remains but they could change paths should the operation be extended beyond that because they’re running out of time. For this reasin, Massara continued talks with Chelsea for Musonda, who is the second choice behind favorite Feghouli, but is definitely an easier operation and one that could be concluded quickly. Spalletti, meanwhile, is willing to take the risk of waiting until Roma can land his target.

The fact that Feghouli has the ability to play as a winger and midfielder are two key features Spalletti likes. The hypothetical arrival of Feghouli could close the doors to the arrival of another midfielder and, as a result, could be the sole arrival of the January market.

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