How to assess the future of Roma after the new owners announced their plan
By Football Italian staff The future of the club in Serie A looks bleak after reports of interest from abroad.
The reports are due to be officially announced by the new ownership on Tuesday.
Roma are reportedly in talks with Arsenal, AC Milan and Inter Milan.
It’s understood that a deal is not yet finalised and that the club are expected to announce the news later today.
Roma have made it clear they will not be making a bid for Inter Milan or Arsenal.
The club have been struggling financially since the departure of owner Massimo Moratti in December 2013.
The Giallorossi have lost more than €6m to date on the transfer market.
There have been rumours for a while that Inter Milan and Arsenal were interested in bringing the Giallors back to Serie A but it seems unlikely that any of them would have the financial firepower to take over a club that has lost €80m since Moratti’s departure.
Rome, however, have had a history of selling top players for huge amounts of money, so it would make sense for them to take a chance on someone who has more experience.
The Italian Serie A is a notoriously tough league and it’s no surprise that Moratti, who is also owner of AC Milan, would want to sell.
However, he also made it very clear that the Gialls would not be selling for a profit.