Liverpool and Barcelona blow as Roma prepare Pellegrini contract extension

by | Jun 17, 2021 13:18

Barcelona and Liverpool target Lorenzo Pellegrini has scheduled to meet with Roma to renew his contract in the Italian capital.

Il Corriere dello Sport reports the Giallorossi captain wants to remain at the Olimpico, despite interest from the Blaugrana and the Reds.

The report claims Pellegrini will meet with sporting director Tiago Pinto next week and La Lupa are set to offer the midfielder a new deal at Trigoria.

The 24-year-old, who has played 152 competitive games for the Giallorossi, has a desire to follow in the footsteps of Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi, as he enters his first full season as captain of Roma.

The newspaper highlights the interest from Barca and Liverpool flatters the Italian, but his desire to continue at Roma and work with Jose Mourinho, who arrives ahead of 2021-22.

The reports claimed Tiago Pinto is ready to increase the player’s salary at Roma and extend the duration of his contract.

Il Corriere dello Sport reports the parties are negotiating to exclude the €30m release clause that has always scared the Giallorossi fans so far.

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