The Rome edition of Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera on Thursday reports that Samir Nasri is a real option for AS Roma.

The Manchester City player is felt to be ‘much more in reach’ financially than some others, and he’s being considered along with Suso and Andriy Yarmolenko.

Roma’s new sporting director Monchi has been in England this week and Corriere della Sera say there’s be an ‘opening’ with Nasri’s agent.

Monchi was the man behind Samir Nasri’s loan to Sevilla last season, which would explain the interest. Nasri was excellent at the beginning for Sevilla, it’s not an exaggeration to say he was one of the best performers in La Liga for a period, but the Spanish club weren’t careful.

Despite knowing Nasri’s injury history they played him through niggles and when he did eventually have to sit out matches, the Manchester City owned player was rushed back.

It inevitably led to further fitness problems and a drop in form, but Sevilla didn’t care because they had no intention, as reported in the club’s friendly media, of paying the clause to make the move permanent.

The price was too high, and Nasri was always going to be sent back, hence there not being too much concern about his general fitness.

Manchester City would want to avoid a similar scenario with Roma.