Roma interested in Clément Lenglet


After securing Matías Viña of Palmeiras, Roma are looking around for an additional defender in case Smalling were to leave the club before the end of the transfer window. As a result, the list of names for the center-back spot keeps on growing.

Recently, Spanish outlet Sport reported that Roma are keen on French defender Clément Lenglet who, after a mediocre season under Ronald Koeman, may be looking for a new destination.

The Roman club reportedly even went as far as making a preliminary bid for the player through various intermediaries. The bid amounted to €15 million, which Barcelona promptly rejected. The Spanish side are asking for a minimum of €25 million.

Barça were reportedly looking to include Lorenzo Pellegrini as a counterpart in an eventual deal, but Roma are not letting go of their captain.

The chances of a deal for Lenglet are slim, as the player makes over €3 million annually and Roma’s priority this summer is to reduce the wage bill. Other clubs interested in the Frenchman include West Ham and Everton.

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