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Everton and Inter Milan are reportedly looking to benefit from a £27million release clause in Lorenzo Pellegrini’s Roma contract.
The 23-year-old had been in talks over extending his contract, which is set to expire in 2022, but discussions have reached a deadlock.
This was because of Serie A’s suspension due to coronavirus outbreak, and also there is doubt surrounding who will be running the club as co-owner James Pallotta signed preliminary contracts to sell the club to Dan Friedkin.
Pellegrini has a desire to stay at the club regardless of how that situation plays out and is also keen to remove his present release clause – which is set at a modest £27m.
According to CalcioMercato, the midfielder is a target for Everton and Inter Milan, who both want to bring him in as soon as possible to take advantage of his release clause.
Roma have informed the player that negotiations over his contract extension will resume in April, however they are only willing to increase his pay by £900,000 a season.
Pellegrini has struggled this season as he has provided 11 assists and scored three times in 24 appearances in all competitions.
Source- Daily Mail