Friday July 13 2012
Roma react to Silva & Ibra exits

Roma boss Zdenek Zeman and club captain Francesco Totti have given their reaction to Serie A’s possible loss of Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The duo are expected to leave Milan for Paris Saint-Germain after the French club, backed by the Qatar Investment Authority, offered the Diavolo around €65m for the duo.

“They are going where the money is,” Zeman told Studio Sport. “Until the last oil well dries up, it is the right decision to make…

“Thiago wasn’t the best in the world when he joined Milan and neither was Ibrahimovic. The fact that these great foreign players are leaving could provide some space for youngsters.”

Totti was then asked if their Milan departure would improve Roma’s chances of success during the 2012-13 campaign.

“No,” he responded. “After all, they are not joining Roma! Unfortunately when there are certain people who have unlimited funds, they can sign anyone and everyone.

“They have the funds to unsettle the transfer market.”

Milan are not the only selling club though, given that the capital outfit are soon expected to confirm the sale of Fabio Borini to Liverpool.

“Borini is a good player and we hope to replace him even if I already have seven attackers here,” Zeman explained.

Siena striker Mattia Destro? He’s a young Italian who I do like.”

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