Saturday August 19 2017
Roma intercept Schick talks

Roma had a meeting with Sampdoria to discuss swooping for Patrik Schick, as Inter don’t want to buy him outright.

The striker had been due to join Juventus for over €30m, but failed a medical due to a cardiac irregularity that has now been resolved.

Inter came in with a series of encounters, but over the last few days it’s reported they only wanted to sign him on loan with an option to buy.

Now Sky Sport Italia suggest Roma had a secret meeting with Samp directors on Saturday morning.

It’s not exactly new interest, as the Giallorossi had been the favourites for Schick before he agreed terms with Juventus in June.

Roma need an heir to Mohamed Salah and have given up on first choice, Riyad Mahrez, after Leicester City refused to lower their €45m asking price.

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