Sky Italia’s Giunta talks about Roma’s market

Sky Italia journalist Mario Giunta has spoken with Rete Sport about Roma’s transfer market.

“Roma? They’ve talked to Genoa about Sturaro (who was sold to Juve), Borriello, and Bertolacci. Roma is definitely behind in Iturbe, there’s Juventus and Milan. They could come back stronger if they sell Benatia. City is the only team that Benatia would love to join because of his friend (Samir) Nasri. City’s offer is for 4m net (wages) per year and the player is trying to force Roma’s hand. The news of an agreement between City and Porto for Mangala? It’s been reported by L’Equipe but it could be a market strategy. Sabatini also really likes Balanta. Juventus is also interested in the player. Basa is blocked, but they’ll continue to make evaluations. Roma is also following Douglas Costa. Carrasco of Monaco? Just like Basa, he’s practically blocked. Florenzi? He’ll remain 100%. Ljajic and Dodo may leave.”

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