Prior to the preseason training camp, Jose Mourinho is reportedly asking for some reinforcements since he is concerned about the transfer market's sluggish development for Roma.
The Portuguese manager is eager to continue working to develop a significant project in the Italian city, and he wants a good starting 11 to build from, capable of competing for a top-four finish next season. He wants several signings to come in time for the preseason training camp on July 5, and he is in close communication with sports director Tiago Pinto about this.
Mourinho is agitated as he watches other teams make moves on the transfer market while his Roma team stands still. He is aware of the club's financial constraints, but he had anticipated that the Conference League victory would have spurred some additional investment.
Roma must first sell in order to purchase, and everything appears to begin with Nicolo Zaniolo. Although Lille's Mehmet Zeki Celik is quite close to joining as well, Mourinho has only brought in Nemanja Matic thus far after losing Henrikh Mkhitaryan, which he didn't take well.
If Nicolo Zaniolo leaves, the Portuguese coach also wants a new forward along with a new defender, two new midfielders, and a winger.