Pjanic favourite to leave Roma, possible replacements list

Miralem Pjanic is expected to be out of the Olimpico next season, Roma to spend on his replacement.

Pjanic favourite to leave Roma, possible replacements list
Miralem Pijanic is leaving Roma Next Summer. Photo Credit (http://www.bosniatoday.ba/)

Miralem Pjanic is most likely to be sold next summer to Chelsea. The Giallorossi will try to sell their key players and most likely are Pjanic and Radja Nainggolan. Roma are still looking for possible replacements.

The transfer of the Bosnian is very likely to happen as TuttoMercato Web reports that a negotiation is on between the Premier League current champions and Pjanic' Representative, Mainly on the matter of projected salary.

Roma are entering the transfer market looking for possible names to sign both in back line and forward, while reports are conflicting on the target name that will replace the Bosnian Midfielder.

Roma’s alleged targets

Corriere dello Sport believes that Zenit St Petersburg's Axel Witsel is being targeted by Roma, yet Gazzetta dello Sport disregards the Belgian midfielder. The newspaper believes that he is not the ideal option.

Although Roma are also said to be interested in Udinese’s Piotr Zielinski, the player whose now on loan with Serie A Side Empoli and is valued at €15m. Also, Sassuolo's captain Francesco Magnanelli.

Another report from the Gazzetta dello Sport sets Roma’s priority to the 18-year-old Youri Tielemans, the Anderlecht Starlet costs between €22-25m and also at the price there is Ajax' Riechedly Bazoer. However, the dream for Roma is to sign Porto’s captain Ruben Neves the report says, though the transfer is seemingly impossible. The 19-year-old player is considered a major target for both Arsenal and Liverpool.

Another report from Calciomercato.it adds a few names to the list, suggesting that Roma are after Monaco's Joao Moutinho and Southampton's Jordy Clasie.

Pijanic replacement within Olimpico?

Paredes in action against his parent club | photo: gettyimages
Paredes in action against his parent club | photo: gettyimages

Leandro Paredes owned by Roma and currently on loan with Empoli could also return next summer to his parentclub. The 21-year-old Argentine midfielder played 23 matches so far this season. Scoring 2 goals and a single assist. whoscored.com have his passing rate as 83% this season, which is impressive compared to Pjanic who has a passing success of 84% in 26 games in Serie A.