Roma lining up options should Monchi depart

Roma sporting director Ramon Monchi continues to be linked with a summer move to Arsenal. The Giallorossi are, according to Il Messaggero, already coming up with potential replacements should the Spaniard decide to leave Trigoria. Reportedly, one of the likely scenarios is that Roma tab internal-pair Ricky Massara and Federico Balzaretti to replace Monchi. Backup options could be Inter’s Piero Ausilio, ex-Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli, and Daniele Faggiano, the current sporting director of Parma.

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