AS Roma is looking to perform better this season after a disastrous last season. The Roman side made a seventh place finish in Serie A. However, the club is looking forward to positive terms after bringing in Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese is a serial winner, but the past few seasons have shown otherwise. Some call him outdated and unreliable. However, Roma were off to a good start after beating Fiorentina by three goals to one on Sunday.
Despite bringing in a couple of new additions this summer, the Italian club is looking at bringing more. Jose Mourinho is insisting the club management bring more players in the coming day. That is, in order to strengthen the squad.
AS Roma want Ruben Loftus-Cheek
According to a report from Corriere dello Sport, AS Roma is looking to bring Ruben Loftus-Cheek to their club in the coming days.
The transfer chief is working day and night to make the transfer possible. He has been in constant talks with Premier League side Chelsea over a possible deal.
The Blues are ready to let go of the 25-year-old as he is not part of the plans. He featured in just one Premier League game last season. That just goes on to show that Thomas Tuchel does not trust an inch of him. Even the club wants to get rid of him.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek joined the academic setup of Chelsea at the age of eight. He has risen through the ranks at the academy. The 25-year-old made his senior debut in the year 2014.
Chelsea are open to selling him and Roma have offered a loan deal for him. However, Chelsea want a permanent move for him. But since Roma is the only club currently that is looking at him. The Blues might be forced to move him away on a loan deal. Roma is offering a one year loan with an option to buy clause for £13.5 million.
AS Roma is desperate to bring him
The Italian club is desperate to bring him since they are short of quality in the midfield. Jose Mourinho also favours the addition of Ruben Loftus-Cheek since the Portuguese knows him from his most successful Premier League spell at Chelsea.
Roma were looking to bring Miralem Pjanic from Barcelona. The former has had a very tough time ever since moving to Barcelona. He wants out and is even ready to join Roma. But his wage demands are too high, which are completely out of budget for Roma. That is why Roma decided not to pursue that transfer.
They were also looking at Denis Zakaria, but he does not fulfill the creative part of criteria. Whereas Ruben Loftus-Cheek is perfect with the pass and creativity. His speed will also suit him towards the temp of the Italian league. That is why Roma wants to bring him desperately.
But there is too little time left in the transfer window. The window will get shut in just five days’ time. All the parties have to work very hard from here on to complete the deal since they are running short of time.