Il Tempo (Biafora) – A breakthrough day for Roma’s transfer market: Arek Milik and Marash Kumbulla are fast approaching, while the situation is not yet clear for Chris Smalling.
Since the weekend, Roma’s contact with Napoli has been constant and the clubs finally found an agreement for Milik as Paolo Busardò, the intermediary for the deal, bridged the gap between the sides.
Now the ball passes to Juventus. Until the Bianconeri give the definitive go-ahead for the transfer of Dzeko (the Bosnian spoke again with Andrea Pirlo and Leonardo Bonucci), the purchase of Milik cannot be completed — even Juventus director Fabio Paratici is keeping an eye on the Polish attacker as he is working on multiple fronts.
Roma found an agreement for Milik with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis for a loan with an obligation to buy and easily attainable bonuses: €3 million for the first year, €15 million for the final purchase, plus €7 million based on team performances and objectives. Furthermore, a percentage of the future resale is being discussed.
For the defence, Kumbulla’s name has emerged as the negotiations with Verona are at an advanced stage: despite the denials of the agent yesterday morning, the basis of the agreement is a loan with an obligation to buy plus bonuses for a total of €30 million. The Giallorossi’s acceleration for the Albanian was due to the resistance of Manchester United to free Smalling — a situation that also became complicated due to the commissions being requested by the player’s agent.
As for outgoing deals, the possibility of Fenerbahce buying Diego Perotti has not faded. The Turkish side, along with the intermediation of Gabriele Giuffrida, the agent of the Argentine, have just collected €20 million from the sale of Muriqi to Lazio and have the liquidity to satisfy Roma and also raise their offer to the attacker. However, Perotti must overcome the resistance of his wife, Julieta, who is not inclined to move to Istanbul.