If it’s not one European power owned by an American, then it’s another. Such is the rumored transfer fate of Fulham’s Clint Dempsey.
The Daily Mirror is reporting that Roma will barge in (Rome Plows!) for a move for Dempsey now that talks Liverpool’s efforts to sign the American star have stalled.
The paper is reporting that Fulham is holding out for a £10 million transfer fee for Dempsey, which Liverpool has yet to stump up, so Roma is ready to jump in with its own £12 million offer.
Liverpool is owned by Red Sox owner John Henry, while Roma is owned by US businessman Thomas DiBenedetto.
Were the Roma move to happen, Dempsey would join fellow American Michael Bradley on the famous Italian side.
Dempsey has been held out of Fulham’s Swiss training camp. The club is saying the holdout is due to injury, but there has been no word from the player confirming this.