‘Roma have to sell, but…’

Roma director general Mauro Baldissoni admits some players will have to be sold but “we’ll talk about it at the end of the season”.

The Giallorossi are still operating under Financial Fair Play restrictions, which means they have to balance the books by June 30.

“The financial year ends on June 30 and we have to have the numbers in line,” Baldissoni told Sky.

“As I’ve said so many times, doing sales first is used to recalibrate the deficit between costs and revenue.

“Costs have to be kept high for us to compete at a high level and maintain this level of competitiveness.

“That means having high costs, and if those are higher than revenue it means having to make sales.

“The greater the access to higher revenue streams the greater the competitiveness, which means we’ll have less need to resort to these tactical sales, it’s a growth plan.

“It’s a strategy that a lot of teams use to offset deficits, the results have proven this is the right strategy and we’ll continue to follow it.

“This year we’ll have higher revenues, so it’s a growth plan.

“Who will be sold? I’m speaking in general terms, this strategy also includes signing new players.

“Alisson? No player has a price tag, the choice is made by the club that wants to sell, the club that wants to buy the player and the player.

“If all three parties find an agreement then they’ll come to a decision.

“Monchi is the best sporting director in Europe, he’ll make the right decisions. Now is not the time to understand or evaluate who will be sold, we’ll think about it at the end of the season.

“Eusebio Di Francesco? We like the way he works, he was Monchi’s first choice.”

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