Roma eye move for Dutch defender

According to Sportitalia journalist Alfredo Pedullà, Roma has put Netherlands international Ron Vlaar (29) on its radar.

The Aston Villa captain is currently negotiating his contract renewal and Roma’s director of football Walter Sabatini is said to be “monitoring” the situation. The Dutch defender is reportedly on a shortlist of candidates to strengthen the back line, with Èder Balanta (21) being another viable option.