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Report: Mourinho eyes West Ham target if Roma fail to sign former £25m Liverpool superstar

AS Roma could make a move to sign reported West Ham target Jerdy Schouten if Jose Mourinho fails to land Georginio Wijnaldum, who PSG are…

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AS Roma could make a move to sign reported West Ham target Jerdy Schouten if Jose Mourinho fails to land Georginio Wijnaldum, who PSG are eager to sell this summer.

According to Il Messaggero, the Serie A side are keen to sign the former Liverpool superstar in the coming days, with a loan offer with an obligation to buy currently being discussed between Roma and PSG, however, the Italian giants could turn to Schouten if they fail to lure Wijnaldum to the Eternal City.

Reports have revealed earlier in the window that West Ham are also interested in the Bologna midfielder, who currently has a contract until 2024 and could leave this summer for as little as €12m (£10), though since the Irons’ initial interest in Schouten was reported, the Hammers have done little to progress the transfer.

And this could give Roma an edge if they are to sign Schouten, with a deal to bring Wijnaldum currently on the cards as PSG explore every possibility of offloading the Dutchman, who Liverpool signed for a reported £25m in 2016 as the midfielder left Anfield last summer a Premier League champion and UEFA Champions League winner.

Indeed, whilst talks for Wijnaldum are ongoing, Roma moving to sign Schouten could be a solid backup plan for Roma, who are looking to improve their squad this summer as Mourinho looks to take the Giallorossi back to the top of the Italian football pyramid.

The Portuguese manager won European silverware last season in the UEFA Europa Conference League, and in the upcoming campaign, Mourinho will be looking to achieve more, and signing one of Schouten or Wijnaldum could be an excellent deal for the former Manchester United manager.

Roma would be happy to sign Wijnaldum or West Ham target Schouten

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Improving the midfield is paramount to Roma’s success next season, and whilst Paulo Dybala is a world-class signing and Nemanja Matic provides experience and defensive steel, Wijnaldum or pipping West Ham to Schouten would be solid business again from Mourinho.

After all, both midfielders are tailored to the Serie A style, and either Scouten or Wijnaldum provide Roma with an incredible all-round option in the centre of the park that could be the difference between Mourinho’s side fighting for a top-four spot or slumping to another top-seven finish.
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