British Press: Roma set to swoop in for Vlaar

British outlet The Daily Star has reported this afternoon that Roma are closing in on Aston Villa and Dutch international center-back Ron Vlaar.\

Vlaar (29), who has spent the past two seasons at Villa Park, impressed with the Dutch national team at the World Cup, helping lead his country to a third placed finish. Roma, who face competition from Manchester United for the player, look ready to pay €7.5 million for the former Feyenoord man, which, reportedly, would make way for the sale of Mehdi Benatia.

The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.