Polish full-back Bartosz Bereszyński was one of the names linked with a move to the capital earlier in January before Roma veered towards Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles on the condition of a dry loan.
More recently, Bereszyński spoke to Polish sports magazine Przegląd Sportowy and confirmed the Giallorossi’s interest in the winter market.
“I was one of the two or three names that Roma were interested in,” said the 29-year-old. “There were some preliminary discussions, but in order to complete a transfer several factors must align.”
The player admitted that the issue was related to the formula of his transfer. “In my case the only acceptable transfer would have been on a permanent basis, also to guarantee Sampdoria a certain amount of money.”
“In January clubs usually do business in order to fix something, so it’s not an ideal time for a player to make a move.”
He concluded, “I don’t know how many times I was contacted because these are things that are handled by my representatives but there had certainly been several discussions.”