At this point, it seems only obvious... but Leandro Greco doesn't want to go to Chievo on loan, he wants to go to Genoa. Therefore, it now appears that Alessandro Florenzi will be the Roma player going on loan to fill out their deal for Michael Bradley. Theoretically, this switch may lower the cash amount in the fee package, but I've not yet heard if that was the case.
I know this Serie A swap stuff is tough to wait out, but if it makes anyone feel better, Giallorossi director Walter Sabatini told reporters after their friendly tonight that it was all 'down to details'. Hey, you know the saying: 17th time's a charm!
These Italians, I tell ya. Keep the food simple and the transfers as complicated as is humanly possible.
- Greg Seltzer