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Roma determined to keep Nicolo Zaniolo and have a plan

Roma will do whatever it takes to hold on to young star Nicolo Zaniolo this summer, Corriere dello Sport reports.

The Giallorossi are have suffered record losses and there have been fears they may have to cash in on Zaniolo.

However, chief executive Guido Fienga has told Morgan De Sanctis and Franco Baldini to find alternative income.

Zaniolo, 21, is one player Roma are determined to keep in a market where they could lose big names.

Italy midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini is another the capital club are desperate to keep.

The squad has many players who are surplus to requirements and an effort will be made to sell them.

13 expendable players

RB Leipzig want to keep Patrik Schick after a successful year on loan, but have let their €29m option to buy expire.

The Germans want a discount, while AC Milan could also enter the mix for Schick upon Ralf Rangnick’s arrival.

Other players who could go include Alessandro Florenzi, Javier Pastore, Diego Perotti, Juan Jesus, Rick Karsdorp and Robin Olsen.

Before resorting to selling Zaniolo or Pellegrini, Roma will also listen to offers for players they would prefer to keep.

Amadou Diawara, Pau Lopez, Jordan Veretout, Gianluca Mancini, Cengiz Under and Justin Kluivert are important players, but ones who could be sold if necessary.

Even Edin Dzeko may not be untouchable, with Inter and Juventus thinking about the Bosnian marksman.

Zaniolo is the crown jewel of Roma and is valued between €60m and €70m, with Juventus known admirers.

But the club will do whatever it takes to hold on to him as they battle through a financial crisis.

And Zaniolo himself would be happy to stay with Roma, the club that launched his career after he arrived from Inter.


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