Serie A's striker merry-go-round continues to spin as we careen headlong into the start of the 2020-2021 season. All summer long, we've danced among Edin Dzeko, Arkadiusz Milik, Moise Kean and Luis Suarez rumors, with the future of all four strikers intertwined and dependent on somebody...anybody...making the first move. For much of the summer, it seemed like Roma would pull the pin, offering Cengiz Ünder plus cash for Milik, which would then trigger the remaining dominoes, namely Dzeko to Inter Milan or Juventus.
With Napoli sticking to their absurd demands for Milik, which at times included Ünder, Riccardi and as much as €20 million, Roma CEO/DS Guido Fienga balked at that asking price, and with good reason. With one year remaining on his deal, his replacement (Andrea Petagna) already purchased and his preferred destination (Juventus) not really interested in him, Napoli had about as little leverage as a club possibly could in this situation—Milik wasn't even called up for Napoli's recently friendlies either.