Roma general manager Tiago Pinto has an agreement to sell Arsenal, West Ham United and Leicester City target Amadou Diawara this month, as reported by RomaPress.
Giallorossi coach Paulo Fonseca suggested recently the former Napoli ace still had a part to play at the Stadio Olimpico.
But, after being left on the bench for a sixth straight Serie A match during the weekend’s 2-2 draw with Inter Milan, it’s clear to see Diawara has fallen some way down the pecking order.
The £18 million-rated enforcer has played less than 40 minutes of league football since the opening day, with Lorenzo Pellegrini, Jordan Veretout and the emerging Gonzalo Villar keeping him out of the starting XI.
According to RomaPress, Pinto held talks with Diawara’s agent, Daniele Piraino, last week, shaking hands (virtually of course) on an agreement the Guinea international will be sold this month if an acceptable offer arrives.
In August, Piraino told TMW Arsenal were interested and, according to Forza Roma, the Gunners are still keen on a reliable, ball-playing number six who would represent an upgrade on Mo Elneny in the centre of the park.
West Ham and Leicester City are also interested (Calciomercato).
Roma have been linked with Cagliari’s Nahitan Nandez and Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat as they scour the market for Diawara’s replacement too.