Borriello or Osvaldo must go in order to balance books this summer.
Roma are hoping to sell either Marco Borriello or Pablo Osvaldo in order to keep hold of midfielder and Tottenham target Miralem Pjanic.
The Bosnian international has been of interest to the Premier League outfit this summer, with reports earlier this week suggesting that a bid of around €15m was being prepared.
However, coach Rudi Garcia has maintained that he wants to keep hold of the talented midfielder ahead of his first season in charge of the club, describing him as a “fundamental” part of his plans moving forward.
As a result, it would appear that the 23-year-old is likely to stay at the Stadio Olimpico although as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Giallorossi must sell this summer in order to balance the books.
Having brought in the likes of Maicon, Kevin Strootman and Gervinho ahead of the new campaign, the capital club have spent around €50m on reinforcing the squad.
In contrast, having sold just Maarten Stekelenburg and Marquinhos for around €34m in total, the Roma hierarchy are keen on bringing in more money in order to maintain a healthy financial position.
However, the problem for Garcia is that the club’s attempts to offload either Borriello or Osvaldo have been unsuccessful thus far, leading to speculation that they may be forced into sacrificing Pjanic.
The French tactician will be determined to hold on to his promising midfield talent, but the problem remains that the club must sell this summer.
AC Milan had been linked with a move for Borriello, but it would appear that their interest isn’t serious while a number of Premier League clubs interested in Osvaldo have yet to meet his valuation.