Monchi pondering Nzonzi alternatives

Il Tempo journalist Alessandro Austini has reported that Roma sporting director Monchi is pondering alternatives to Sevilla’s Steven Nzonzi.

Talks for the Frenchman have stalled after they appeared to be nearing a successful conclusion last weekend. Reportedly, one of the names Monchi likes is Arsenal’s Granit Xahaka. The midfielder, though, signed a contract with Arsenal only two months ago.

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