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Roma Sells Strootman To Marseille

In this evening’s Press conference, Coach Eusebio Di Francesco confirmed “negotiations are in progress” between the two clubs for Strootman.

“There are these negotiations in progress and the various parties are evaluating it,” confirmed the Coach in his Press conference.

“We’ll see how he is in training today and discuss the situation with him. As far as I am concerned, whether the psychological focus is on the game or not, he will be called up as part of the squad.”

According to RMC Sport in France, plus several Italian sites claim Roma accepted an offer worth €25m plus another €3m in performance-related bonuses.

Il Tempo state the agreement was reached while Strootman was training with the squad at Trigoria.

Strootman is due to have a medical in Marseille tomorrow, which means he won’t be available for the Serie A match against Atalanta on Monday night.

He has agreed a five-year contract believed to be worth €4.5m per year, a significant improvement on the €3m per year he currently earns at Roma.

The Dutchman has been at the Olimpico since 2013, but missed practically two years through repeated knee injuries from 2014-2016.

Strootman would be allowed to leave, as Roma already have numerous options in midfield, including Steven Nzonzi, Bryan Cristante, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Ante Coric.