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November 30, 2023

AS Roma Identify Zaniolo’s Replacement Ahead Of Possible Departure

Written By Jacobs Dunga

The Serie A giants are resigned to losing Nicolo Zaniolo and are already working on a replacement for the Italian international.

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Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma side are working really hard to sort their January business.


The capital club has officially placed Nicolo Zaniolo on the market and are awaiting offers for the Inter Milan youth product who is ready for a new challenge elsewhere.

The Europa Conference League holders do not want to be caught unawares and are already working on a number of players to replace the Italian forward incase he leaves in January.

Olympique Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar has been identified as a realistic option to bring to the Olympic Rome in order to solidify the midfield.

Aouar has six months to run on his contract at the French club but would be allowed to leave for a fee of about €5m should any club show interest.

Gazzetta are reporting that the price would not be a problem for Roma should they sale of Zaniolo be completed.

24 year old Aouar began his career in the Lyon youth system and has gone on to amass more than 200 appearances for the club.


AC Milan are said to have received a good news as to goalkeeper Mike Maignan injury.

The French shot stopper has been sidelined since September and also missed the World Cup as a result of the injury.

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He was scheduled to return in the new year but suffered a relapse which has affected the performance of his team as they have had to make do with a second choice goalkeeper for most of the campaign.

Gazzetta via MilanNews have reported progress in his recovery as new tests carried out on the 27 year old showed improvements on his calf.

He has been projected to return for the Champions League round 16 first leg tie against Tottenham Hotspur at the San Siro.

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