Although it was being reported as pretty much done, it appears there’s still a few details to sort out in the Pablo Zabaleta to AS Roma transfer.
Gazzetta dello Sport hinted the deal was well on its way on Tuesday night, yet Corriere dello Sport on Wednesday say there’s still a meeting to be had between the two clubs.
Walter Sabatini, Roma’s sporting director, is understood to be travelling to England to have a chat with a couple of clubs, including Pep Guardiola’s new side.
Despite Manchester City asking for €5m for their ageing right-back, Sabatini is hoping the good relationship between the two clubs (they sorted out a deal for Edin Dzeko last year) will allow them to get him for half that price.
As for the player, the Italian newspaper say Zabaleta has already accepted their demands, rumoured to be around £40k/week post tax for the next three years.
Everyone’s very confident this will get done soon, and it’s looking increasingly likely.