Roma, Bournemouth battle for Sportiello

Sky Sport journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has reported that Roma and English club Bournemouth are currently in a race for Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello.

Reportedly, Roma have offered €9 million for Sportiello, which is less than what Bournemouth have offered for the youngster. However, the player doesn’t seem keen to move to England while the Giallorossi also seem to have the sympathies of the highly rated youngster. Bournemouth have tabbed Sunderland’s Vito Mannone as an alternative to Sportiello should they not be able to land the Atalanta stopper.

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