>
My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Roma chief Monchi revisits Chelsea Dzeko offer: Just not good enough

Roma chief Monchi has revisited Chelsea's failed attempt to sign Edin Dzeko in January.

The Blues eventually signed Olivier Giroud from Arsenal when Roma refused to do business.

And Monchi has explained the thought process behind the failed move, suggest Dzeko himself wasn't keen to leave for London.

Chelsea's offer was there, it's true," Monchi told Cadena Ser.

“But it's also true that all Roma did was listen to it, evaluate it and study it, and then, having an idea about what the player was thinking, the deal didn't satisfy us.

“Edin is an important player for us who has given us so much in the past and who is giving us so much in the present.

“As I said, in Italy the sporting director must listen to offers, evaluate them, then accept or reject them.

“In this case the conditions weren't there to satisfy all parties."

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?