Roma fall behind in pursuit of Adriano

According to Roma have fallen behind in the race for Barcelona’s Adriano.

After the acquisition of Ashley Cole and the imminent arrival of Urby Emanuelson, it now seems as though Roma have given up on their pursuit of Adriano. Reports suggest that the Brazilian is now close to joining German side Borussia Dortmund, who could make the deal official within the next 10 days.

Roma are apparently comfortable going into next season with Cole and Emanuelson being the only natural left backs in the squad apart from Federico Bazaretti, who will only return from injury in November or even December.