Jose Mourinho has reportedly made it clear to Roma that he wants Bryan Cristante to receive a new contract.

The 27-year-old Italian midfielder was the protagonist in the Giallorossi’s season opener against Salernitana, scoring the winning goal to secure all three points for his club. Cristante is a favourite of Mourinho and he only missed five games last season, all of which were due to injury or suspension.

As reported by, Cristante’s current contract expires with Roma in 2024 and Mourinho has pushed the club’s management to begin work on a new deal. In recent months the 27-year-old’s agent was in contact with both Juventus and Milan.

The Giallorossi’s current plan is to extend the Italian midfielder’s contract for another two years, tying him to the team until 2026. The player himself is keen for a new deal, happy being such an important figure for Mourinho.

Last season, Cristante made 50 appearances across all competitions, for a total of 3829 minutes. In that time, he scored three goals and provided two assists.

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