Report: Roma want Inter’s Ausilio

Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio is reportedly Roma’s first choice to replace Monchi this summer.

Monchi looks increasingly likely to join Arsenal once the season is over, and Corriere dello Sport claims Roma want to replace the Spaniard with someone who will have ‘less decision-making powers’.

The newspaper explains the Giallorossi have looked at ex-Milan man Massimiliano Mirabelli and Parma’s Daniele Faggiano but are prioritising Ausilio.

The 46-year-old has a long association with Inter, rising up through the ranks since arriving in 1997 as a secretary for their youth sector.

If a move fails to materialise, Il Corriere concludes the Lupi will opt for an in-house pairing of Ricky Massara and former Italy defender Federico Balzaretti.