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Roma and Inter competing for Sampdoria forward Schick

Sampdoria forward Patrik Schick, whose move to Juventus collapsed, is the subject of a bidding war between Roma and Inter.

Patrik Schick
Sampdoria striker Patrik Schick is in demand

Inter and Roma are both trying to sign striker Patrik Schick from Sampdoria, the club's owner Massimo Ferrero has confirmed.

Schick had a medical at Juventus in June, but his protracted move to the Serie A champions, for a fee reported to be in the region of €25million, collapsed last month.

The 21-year-old Czech Republic international scored 11 goals to help Samp to a 10th-placed finish last season and Ferrero confirmed there is interest from both Roma and Inter.

"Roma? Yes, they want him," Ferrero said to Pagine Romaniste. "It's a case of first-come-first-serve for Schick.

"An official bid from Roma? They know what to do when they want a player.

"Roma have moved in front of Inter. The [release] clause no longer exists and Patrik would like to play in the capital, but Inter have offered €35m."

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