Roma eye Rodrigo Caio


Il Messaggero: In the upcoming transfer market, one of the priorities of Roma will be to buy a defender considering that there will be a departure. The one that has the most offers is Rudiger (Inter, Chelsea and Bayern Munich) but the man who could be sacrificed will presumably be Manolas. Among the profiles that sporting director Monchi is following is that of Rodrigo Caio.

A few days ago, the news that Roma had offered Alisson to São Paulo, the club who own Caio, was dismissed. There was contact between Roma and São Paulo but it was regarding Alisson, it was to discuss Caio, 23, who also has an Italian passport. Caio just renewed his contract with until 2021 but this was done as a prerequisite to give contractual strength to the Brazilian club who, through an intermediary, also offered the youngster to Inter and Juventus. His price: €15 million. It will take €10 million for Roma to redeem Pellegrini from Sassuolo. Among others, Roma are also considering Krychowiak of PSG.

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