Roma Pursue En-Nesyri as Lukaku Replacement


Roma are actively seeking a new lead striker for the upcoming season following Romelu Lukaku’s departure. One of the profiles they are considering is Youssef En-Nesyri, the 27-year-old Sevilla forward who scored 20 goals across all competitions last season. Roma’s manager Daniele De Rossi is particularly keen on the Moroccan international, but the pursuit is complicated by competition from foreign clubs that have already tabled offers.

Calciomercato report that Sevilla has expressed interest in Roma midfielder Edoardo Bove as part of any potential deal. The Spanish club proposed including Bove to offset Roma’s reluctance to meet their valuation of En-Nesyri. However, this suggestion has been rebuffed by Roma, who value Bove higher than Sevilla’s estimation. Additionally, the player himself is not particularly enthusiastic about a move to Spain.

Fenerbahçe, now managed by José Mourinho, has submitted a €30 million bid for En-Nesyri, a figure Roma is unwilling to match. The Italian club’s budget limits them to an offer in the €20-22 million range.

Despite the higher bid from Fenerbahçe, Roma plans to persist in negotiations with Sevilla in the coming days. They are encouraged by En-Nesyri’s apparent preference for Serie A over the Turkish league. The player is reportedly pushing for a move to the Italian capital.

However, a potential deal-breaker looms on the horizon. A Saudi Arabian club is preparing a €38 million offer for En-Nesyri, which could derail Roma’s plans if accepted.


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