The contract of 36-year-old African midfielder with AS Roma expires at the end of current season and it will most likely not be renewed. In spite of his age, Seydou Keita is in excellent fitness condition and has proved that he can still perform on high level, while he had no serious injuries recently.
The Italian manager is a keen admirer of the experienced international (102 appearances with Mali National Team), who has made a great career as a member of clubs such as Marseille, Lorient, Lens, Sevilla, Barcelona and Valencia.
Colombian striker of Cagliari Calcio Victor Ibarbo is another interesting case and Andrea Stramaccioni is trying to convince him that Panathinaikos is the right place to continue his career, after the consecutive loans to AS Roma, Watford and Atletico Nacional in recent seasons.
The transfer interest from Valencia is making the purchase of 26-year-old international, whose contract expires at summer of 2017, kind of difficult, but the manager of the Greens is handling personally both these cases and there are many hopes for an agreement during the next weeks.
Meanwhile, SDNA understands that Andrea Stramaccioni had asked president Giannis Alafouzos to do everything in his power in order to keep Marcus Berg and Zeca, the two most important footballers of the current squad according to his opinion, and he had promised him that they will remain in Greece ahead of 2016-17.