Sunday January 28 2018
Gandini: 'Roma talking for Dzeko'

Roma CEO Umberto Gandini won’t rule out Edin Dzeko’s transfer to Chelsea. “It takes three parties to reach an agreement.”

The Giallorossi have scraped just three draws in the last six Serie A rounds and sit in fifth place following a 1-0 home defeat to Sampdoria.

“We have put together a lot of negative results and this has now created a sense of uncertainty,” Gandini told Sky Sport Italia.

The atmosphere around the club has been particularly tense over the last couple of weeks with the transfer window open, as Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri remain in negotiations with Chelsea.

Fans protested this evening, handing out fliers of dollar bills with the face of President James Pallotta.

“Nothing has happened yet, the market is open for everyone. Every club sells and that is ordinary activity,” insisted Gandini.

“With the buying and selling of players, you work out a balance sheet, but also results. This month hasn’t been the best, but the results and performances have been deteriorating ever since we achieved qualification for the Champions League knockouts.

“We had some setbacks and that took away from our confidence.”

Gandini was asked outright if next Sunday Dzeko will be playing for Roma or Chelsea, but the reply will not have reassured any fans.

“There are offers, we are talking and evaluating, but it takes three parties to reach an agreement and at times also with those who are around the player.”

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