Tuesday June 23 2015
Destro to Monaco for €15m?

There are claims Roma striker Mattia Destro is on the verge of completing a €15m move to Monaco.

Destro spent the last six months on loan at Milan, but they decided not to activate their option to buy on a permanent basis for €18m.

According to the Corriere dello Sport and, French side Monaco are in advanced negotiations to pick up the centre-forward.

It’s reported the deal is worth €15m cash, including performance-related bonuses.

This is a middle ground between the Roma demand of €18m and Monaco's first €12m offer.

Agent Claudio Vigorelli is set to meet with Monaco and Roma directors tonight to finalise the details.

Destro is currently on vacation in Mykonos, but could fly back for a medical in Monte Carlo.

It’s believed Roma hope to sign a big-name new striker – maybe Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko – with cash raised from selling Destro to Monaco and Gervinho to Al Jazira.

Seydou Doumbia is also expected to go elsewhere after just six months at the Stadio Olimpico.