The dream for José Mourinho's AS Roma is Romelu Lukaku. According to what is reported by different sources, the Belgian centre-forward has been proposed to the Italians in hopes of a move back to Serie A from Chelsea.
The AS Roma management, according to what is reported by Gianluca Di Marzio, would only engage in negotiations if Chelsea is open to the loan transfer of the Belgian striker without an obligatory buyout clause. On the morning of Friday, August 25, the English club has started considering the paid loan option as an "extreme" possibility if they are unable to sell the former Inter player.
This is an opportunity for AS Roma. Under these conditions, the Giallorossi club can enter the race, as reported in these days, to play its cards with other teams. AS Roma would cover the player's salary and a minimum loan fee. Nevertheless, they won't be the only team in the running, as several other clubs in recent days are also looking for a striker on loan. It remains to be seen if, under these conditions, there might also be an attempt from AC Milan.
With these terms, however, AS Roma can dream more realistically. Even Romelu Lukaku has opened up to this possibility after having been in talks with Juventus for a long time, a possibility that eventually fell through.