Roma are reportedly readying plans to raise funds for Radja Nainggolan’s outright purchase, and will also start talks on a new contract.
Cagliari currently hold 50 per cent of the player’s registration and are reportedly asking for €12-13m to release it to the Giallorossi.
Meanwhile, the capital club are apparently currently locked at wanting to pay no more than €10m to finalise ownership of the Belgian.
Today, the Gazzetta dello Sport report on their plans on how to raise funds in order to close negotiations with the Isolani this month.
It is seen that the Lupi hope to finance the operation with the sale of two other assets - Andrea Bertolacci, currently co-owned with Genoa, and Tin Jedvaj, currently on loan at Bayer Leverkusen.
Bertolacci could go to Fiorentina for €4m, while Leverkusen are in continued talks over Jedvaj, and the Gazzetta suggest a fee of €6-7m is likely to be agreed.
Should Rudi Garcia’s side fail to raise enough money or to agree terms with Cagliari, the Gazzetta say the most likely outcome would be for both clubs to go to a blind auction in June.
With this scenario in mind, Roma are also reported by the Gazzetta as preparing a ‘plan B’, through improving the 26-year-old’s contract.
It is suggested that the club will increase Nainggolan’s salary from €1.8m with bonuses to €2.5m, in return for guarantees from the player and his entourage that they will avoid an auction approaching the summer and will also not consider other offers that may be tabled.
Currently, it is understood that Nainggolan’s will is to remain with Roma.