Roma president Pallotta may have played a sarcasm on the transfer rumours, saying Alisson Becker was close to a €78m deal to Real Madrid.
When being asked if Roma would sell Alisson and Nainggolan to Napoli, Roma president Pallotta denied the claim but dropped a much bigger bomb on the two stars.
“No, Napoli chief De Laurentiis doesn’t want to spend all his money.” says Pallotta.
“Alisson costs a lot, about 78 million euro, and is close to Real Madrid. Nainggolan will go to Inter.”
However, Pallotta later explained his words, claiming he was only playing sarcasm about the transfer rumours.