When it rains, it pours, right? After over a month of transfer silence, Roma's market is ramping up with only five days before their opening round fixture against Hellas Verona. Not more than 90 minutes ago, we passed along word that Roma and Napoli had finally come to terms for 26-year-old striker Arkadiusz Milik, a move that would then free Roma to sell Edin Dzeko to Juventus, only to find out that Milik is still holding out hope for his own move to the nine-time defending champions. But with new Juve manager Andrea Pirlo set on fielding Dzeko in his already impressive lineup, Milik may be in for a really bad case of unrequited love.
If you find yourself at a loss for words, you're not alone. First it was Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis who held on the delusions that Milik was a €50 million player, now it's Milik who is having trouble facing reality: he either rides the pine at Napoli all year or accepts a handsome raise to be the man at Roma.