Roma still trying for Musonda


London Evening Standard: Roma want Chelsea’s Charly Musonda after missing out on him in the summer.

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder joined Real Betis on loan last January and then agreed to staying there for another season despite interest from Roma.

However, Musonda returned to Stamford Bridge two weeks ago after he struggled to get a game at Betis.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte said last week he had yet to decide whether to send the Belgium Under-21 international on loan again. They are keen to bring him in now as Mohamed Salah is at the Africa Cup of Nations Cup with Egypt and Diego Perotti is injured.

Roma want Chelsea’s Charly Musonda after missing out on him in the summer.

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder joined Real Betis on loan last January and then agreed to staying there for another season despite interest from Roma.

However, Musonda returned to Stamford Bridge two weeks ago after he struggled to get a game at Betis. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte said last week he had yet to decide whether to send the Belgium Under-21 international on loan again.

Roma want Musonda on loan for the rest of the season with an option to buy him for £7 million (€8.1 million) in the summer.

They are keen to bring him in now as Mohamed Salah is at the Africa Cup of Nations Cup with Egypt and Diego Perotti is injured.

Roma still hold an interest in West Ham winger Sofiane Feghouli.