Roma told to match offers for Balzaretti

Federico Balzaretti is eyeing a move to Roma but the Giallorossi have been told to match bids from Milan and Napoli for the Italy defender by Palermo's president.

Eurosport
Serie A - Italian transfer round-up: Balzaretti's Tottenham move falls flat
.

View photo

Italy defender Federico Balzaretti

Maurizio Zamparini revealed that Balzaretti finds the prospect of moving to the Italian capital "fantastic", but that Roma must improve their bid for the 30-year-old to £4 million if they want the full-back.

“The interest from Roma is the most intense,” Zamparini told Radio Radio.

“Recently Juventus also stepped forward, but we’ll see what happens. Federico told me if he had to choose a city to live in, then Rome would be fantastic.

“However, Roma have to improve their offer and at least match that of Napoli. That means reaching €5m cash with no player exchanges involved.

“We can take several options into consideration, such as a paid loan or a permanent transfer with payments spread out.”

View comments (3)