Roma’s CEO: Benatia hasn’t been sold

Italo Zanzi, the CEO of AS Roma, spoke today to Il Corriere dello Sport:

The transfer market…
“The transfer market is dynamic, until September 1, we will evaluate each opportunity and we’ll be ready. We’re responsible for conducting all financial (matters). We have assembled a great team with important new players. We have the right people to manage them, from Sabatini to Garcia. They are the best for us and work every day to help Roma win.”

“Mehdi is one of our players. According to some media reports, he’s already been sold, however he’s working with us and showing great professionalism. I’m sorry for all these rumors, he is a great person and is very successful.”

“We evaluated several American players. We liked Yedlin, but he accepted a proposal from another club. We wish him good luck.”

“Last year we came in second in the league. This year we want to improve. We will be competitive in Italy and in Europe.”

The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.