Italian international set to depart the Eternal City this summer.
Tottenham target Pablo Osvaldo is available for transfer this summer, after Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis revealed Roma are trying to get rid of the striker “at all costs”.
De Laurentiis has revealed he initially enquired about Roma pair Marquinhos and Erik Lamela, with a view to signing the young duo for €40m.
However, after his approach was rebuffed by Unicredit, an Italian bank who own a share in the Giallorossi, he revealed additional transfer news that is likely to alert Tottenham.
“I contacted Unicredit directly for Lamela and Marquinhos,” he told Radio Marte as reported by football-italia.net.
“I offered them €40m.
“Instead, they offered me the services of Pablo Daniel Osvaldo at all costs, but, seeing as we have Edinson Cavani right now, we don’t need him.”
That situation could of course change this summer, with Cavani tipped for a move to either Real Madrid or the Premier League, although both the player and club have suggested that he could yet stay in Naples another year.
However, more specifically, it is clear that Roma will not be best pleased with De Laurentiis’ revelation which will undoubtedly weaken their standing in any dealings over their Italian striker.
Osvaldo has had various run-ins during his time at the club, both with the fans over indiscipline on the pitch and with former coaches. However, he has maintained an impressive goal-scoring record during his time in the Italian capital, and as a result has attracted interest across Europe.
Tottenham are monitoring numerous striking options this summer, but it would appear that the 27-year-old could be a realistic target.