Commenta per primo
Roma will make a move for Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian writes this morning’s Gazzetta dello Sport. The giallorossi have been dealt a huge blow in pre-season by an injury picked up by summer signing Mario Rui who will now be out for around four months with cruciate knee ligament damage. The pink journal claims that the capital club will now make an assault on the 26-year-old defender to plug the gap for the first-half of the new campaign.
New United boss Jose Mourinho has hinted that the player may be offloaded during the summer as he looks to radically shake-up the Red Devils for an assault on the Premier League crown. Darmian is not the only player on the Roman’s radar; Inter’s Danilo D’Ambrosio and Palermo’s Achraf Lazaar have also been linked with moves to the Eternal City.
 
OTHER HEADLINES:
Inter are set to challenge Juventus for 19-year-old Brazilian striker Gabriel Barbosa Almeida or “Gabigol”.  The bianconeri have already had an €18 million bid rejected with the club who part own the player along with his father and the Doyen Sports Group, holding out for €25 million (Corriere dello Sport).


 
Napoli are pushing for Inter midfielder Stevan Jovetic (Corriere dello Sport). The 29-year-old Motenegrin spent last season on-loan at Inter from Manchester City but his immediate future remains uncertain.
 
Arsenal and Roma are locked in a battle for Torino full-back Bruno Peres (Tuttosport). The 26-year-old Brazilian has been impressive over the past couple of seasons in Serie A and a summer move is imminent.


 







Besiktas look to be having second thoughts on the idea of taking Mario Balotelli (Tuttosport). The 26-year-old Italian striker is struggling to find a club for next season after being surplus to requirements at Liverpool and Milan, where he spent last season on-loan.
 
Giovanni Simeone, the son of Atletico Madrid coach Diego will join Genoa after this summer’s Olympic Games (Gazzetta dello Sport). The 21-year-old is representing his country Argentina at the Games which start on Friday.
 
Lazio are considering a move for French midfielder Florian Thauvin. The 23-year-old Newcastle United man spent most of last season on-loan at former club Marseille and is looking for a permanent move away from Tyneside (Corriere dello Sport).


 
Roma have made tentative enquiries about Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho. The 26-year-
old was sent home from the club’s US Tour last week for indiscipline and it seems as though his future at Anfield is in jeopardy (Corriere dello Sport).



Steve Mitchell @barafundler