Roma reportedly want Federico Chiesa of Fiorentina, after missing out on Malcom to Barcelona.
The Giallorossi had agreed a deal with Bordeaux for the winger, and had even scheduled a medical in the capital.
Malcom never boarded his flight to Italy though, and it soon emerged that Barça had hijacked the deal.
Sporting director Monchi promised someone “as good or even better” than the 21-year-old would arrive instead, and La Repubblica believes they want to sign Chiesa.
The Lupi are offering around €40m plus Stephan El Shaarawy, who they value at €15-20m.
That will not be enough to convince the Viola, but if Monchi can bring them to the table there is scope to raise the offer.
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