Roma prepare offers for Vlaar, Rolando

Today’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport claims Roma are not done shopping this market and are looking for a reinforcement at center-back.

With the case of Mehdi Benatia still unsolved, Roma are looking at Aston Villa’s Ron Vlaar and Porto’s Rolando as potential additions to the team and they would also serve as direct replacements should Benatia be sold. Reportedly, Roma are preparing formal offers for both players to open up negotiations.

The situation of Rolando, however, remains complicated: he is looking to sue Porto for breach of contract, in the hopes that the Portugese club will rescind his contract and he will be free to join any team without any potential club having to pay a transfer fee.

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