Transfer market, the agent of Marlon: “No Roma contact.”

Lance: One of the most coveted jewels in Brazilian football is 20-year-old Fluminense defender Marlon.

The class of ’95 defender has been heavily linked with a potential move to Italy, namely to Roma and Fiorentina. Today, the agent of the player, Fred Moraes, addressed the rumors surrounding his client: “Marlon? Regarding the player’s future, I can deny any standing offer with Roma. I have never officially heard from any single Italian club.”

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.