Everton and Inter Milan are both looking to take advantage of Lorenzo Pellegrini’s ‘low’ release clause to take him away from Roma this summer, according to reports in England
Pellegrini’s current contract at the Stadio Olimpico that runs out in 2022 includes a £27million release clause, which makes him one of the most wanted properties in Europe.
Although both the player and the club want to prolong their allegiance, the current Serie A suspension caused by the coronavirus outbreak has seen the negotiations hit a stalemate.
As per the Daily Mail, the 23-year-old midfielder looks for a substantial pay rise that would bring his earnings to £3.2m per season, which is £1.4m more than his current deal secures him.
A stumbling block in negotiations is that the Giallorossi are not ready to meet Pellegrini’s demands and would instead amount up to £2.7m per year.
Despite recording three goals and 11 assists in 24 outings in all competitions this campaign, the Roma vice-captain has endured a mixed season highlighted by ups and downs.
Inter Milan and Everton are lurking in the shadows, with the Premier League outfit, who have recently joined the race, looking to beat the competition by acting fast.
Carlo Ancelotti’s squad needs depth, and the former Sassuolo man is seen as a suitable candidate to pair up Andre Gomes in the heart of the Toffees midfield.
Meanwhile, the Milanese giants are long-term admirers of Pellegrini and could step up their interest at the end of the season should Stefano Sensi continue to struggle with injuries.