According to multiple sources, Edin Dzeko’s move to Chelsea is above all being held up by the striker and not by Roma.
This evening, the Bosnian scored a last-gasp equaliser for their 1-1 draw away to Sampdoria.
However, before kick-off, director of sport Monchi had declared that the transfer was not happening.
“Roma, like every club in the world, listen to the offers that arrive for their players, not just for Edin, but anyone in the squad,” the director of sport told Mediaset Premium.
“We are ready to listen and then we decide. Now Dzeko is here and the rest doesn’t matter, which means the offer that arrived is not interesting.
“I don’t know what personal terms were offered to the player, as I am not his agent. I am talking about Roma: an offer arrives, we look at it and then decide.”
According to Sky Sport Italia and Mediaset Premium, the issue is not so much between the two clubs, but rather between Dzeko and Chelsea.
He is asking for a longer contract than the Stamford Bridge side are ready to offer for a 30-year-old and a significant improvement in his current salary.
Roma would seemingly be ready to accept an offer of €30m plus bonuses.