Roma emissaries were present at Real Madrid-Ajax have reported that emissaries of Roma were present in the stands yesterday evening at the Santiago Bernabeu as Ajax saw off Real Madrid. Reportedly, the club were there to further observe Hakim Ziyech, right back Noussair Mazraoui, midfielder Donny van de Beek, attacker David Neres, and left back Nicolás Tagliafico. Should Roma fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League, though, it’s likely that all of these names would be outside of the budget of the Giallorossi.

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