JOSE MOURINHO is facing a 23-man exodus at Roma this summer, according to reports.
The Serie A side appointed the Portuguese manager with high hopes at the start of the summer.
But due to mounting financial difficulties because of Covid-19, they will have to sell a number of stars before the start of his first campaign.
Reports in Italy claim that as many as 23 players could leave the club this summer.
Although of these, only nine would be considered part of the first-team squad.
Among the number up for sale is former Tottenham defender Federico Fazio, as well as ex-Newcastle full-back Davide Santon.
Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers old boy Steven Nzonzi could also be on the way out, while they are reportedly after an eyewatering £35m for Alessandro Florenzi.
The Italian spent last season on loan at Paris Saint-Germain, but is now back in Rome.
Ex-Chelsea star Pedro is another that could depart – despite having been signed for the Blues by Mourinho back in 2015.
Robin Olsen could face the axe having spent last season on loan at Everton, and the goalkeeper has been linked with West Ham.
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avier Pastore, Ante Coric and William Bianda make up the list of players surplus to requirements.
Roma also appear to have suffered a Granit Xhaka blow, with their pursuit of the Swiss midfielder having fallen by the wayside.
The Arsenal star is now reportedly in talks with the Gunners over signing a new deal in North London.
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