Amadou Diawara linked with Premier League move
AS Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara is reportedly attracting the interest of several Premier League clubs, particularly West Ham United and Leicester City, according to Italian news outlet Calciomercato.
Diawara joined Roma in 2019 from Napoli, and during his first season at the capital, he proved to be an important player, starting in 19 Serie A games, with Roma finishing fifth.
However, it seems like he is on the fringes of the squad this season, playing just 118 minutes of football in the league so far, with Paulo Fonseca preferring other options in midfield, such as Jordan Veretout, Lorenzo Pellegrini, and also Gonzalo Villar.
The Guinean midfielder might be on his way out of the club following his lack of playing time, with Calciomercato stating that West Ham and Leicester are both interested in his signature.
Both West Ham and Leicester have had very bright starts to the season, with them being in fifth and fourth respectively.
West Ham have numerous options in the defensive midfield position in the form of Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek and Mark Noble, but whilst Rice is constantly linked with a big-money move to Chelsea, Noble is 33-years-old and is on the decline.
On the other hand, Leicester have plenty of injuries, but they also have plenty of depth in defensive midfield in the form of Wilfried Ndidi, Nampalys Mendy and Hamza Choudhury.
However, Mendy has not impressed in the absence of Ndidi, which might prompt Brendan Rodgers to look for other options.
Roma reportedly want around £18 million in January for the 23-year-old, which might be too hefty of a fee for the English clubs.