Roma linked with Karim Benzema

Andy Mattioli

Roma are being linked with Real Madrid attacker Karim Benzema as one of the latest transfer rumours in this international break.

According to today’s edition of La Repubblica, Benzema is nearing the end of his contract and won’t renew his stay in Madrid.

The Italian newspaper claims that Roma’s pending Adidas partnership for next season could play a role in attracting talents like Benzema.

The other profile the Giallorossi are currently monitoring ahead of free agency is that of Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino.

Roma, however, would have to qualify for the Champions League at all costs if they wish to dream of such high caliber signings.