Sabatini confirms Iturbe transfer talks

Speaking briefly to the press after several transfer-related meetings, Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini confirmed to Rete Sport that talks are underway for the sale of Juan Iturbe to Watford:

“For Iturbe, there are negotiations in course with Watford. Will Castan be sold? Castan will remain in Rome his entire life. A new manager? Garcia will again be on Roma’s bench on Sunday against Genoa.”

The Argentine looks set to join Watford on a six month loan for €1.5 million with an option to buy for €15 million.

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