Without any prior announcement, the news of the conflict in Rome resounded, wherein the verbal war between Paul Fonseca and Edin Dzeko, they came to an almost hopeless situation. The deadlock in terms of returning to the old and the only solution is for one of them to leave the club by February 1, because they will not be able to function together anymore.
Thus, Dzeko's departure from the Olympics suddenly became a current topic in the Italian football public, although this time the chances that the player of the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina will really move from Rome almost to a minimum, regardless of the burning conflict with Fonseca.
Juventus and Inter started to circle around Dzeko again, but the Nerazzurri quickly started the action and through unofficial channels started to feel the pulse of the people from Roma around the potential swap deal: Dzeko and Sanchez.
Roma gave positive signals in the first moment, Sanchez allegedly has nothing against moving to Rome, but as they scratched a little deeper than the surface, the negotiations between the two sides began to slow down drastically.
The reason, of course, finances.
Dzeko and Sanchez earn approximately the same salary - the first star of Roma has 7,500,000 euros a year, while the Chilean receives 500,000 euros less annually. From that point of view, Roma would even achieve a minimal, but again not insignificant benefit.
The matter has been complicated by the fact that Dzeko has a higher market and real value than Sanchez and Roma, so they are seeking compensation of an additional 3,000,000 euros. Inter do not have that money and the thing is very simple - if the two sides can agree on a swap, an agreement can be easily reached.
The deadlock in terms of returning to the old and the only solution is for one of them to leave the club by February 1, because they will not be able to function together anymore. Otherwise, everything falls into the water.
Inter is in big financial trouble, which is partly a consequence of the burning corona-virus pandemic, and partly because the Zhang family is practically tied to further financing of the club after the decision of the Chinese authorities to block the outflow of money from the country.
It is widely written that salaries at the club are late, that players and the professional staff are owed four months' income, and briefly, there was a big fuss over the status of Ashraf Hakimi and the alleged blackmail of Real Madrid over the unpaid first installment of 10,000,000 euros in December, but the Royal Club denied that they had conditioned the Nerazzurri in any way and that the new agreement remained in force. And that is that the first installment will be by the end of March.