With Franck Kessie leaving as a free agent, seemingly with an agreement already in place for a transfer to Barcelona, and Tiemoue Bakayoko returned from his loan to Chelsea, the Rossoneri need to revamp their midfield.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, one of their main candidates is Cristante, who is under contract with Roma until June 2024.
The 27-year-old joined the Giallorossi in 2018 from Atalanta for a total cost of €27m, having previously also played for Benfica, Palermo and Pescara.
Cristante was a Milan youth team product who was sold to Benfica in 2014 for €5.2m plus a percentage of any future deal.
It is the fact he came through the Milan academy that makes him particularly attractive, as rules in Serie A and the Champions League increasingly try to encourage more homegrown players in the squads.
The Gazzetta maintain that Roma would be prepared to listen to offers around €25m and Cristante would be intrigued to play in the Champions League.
— La Gazzetta dello Sport (@Gazzetta_it) May 17, 2022