Il Messaggero has reported that contact between Roma and Monaco has intensified in the last hours. The Ligue 1 side, reportedly, has interest in Roma attacker Gregoire Defrel and midfielder Steven Nzonzi. As a part of these chats, Petrachi requested information on Monaco’s Jemerson: the Brazilian, whose contract expires in 2020, has good positional awareness and the traits to become a leader. He’s seen as a potential alternative to the Giallorossi’s main target Toby Alderweireld. Roma continue to look for a defender as they want to bring in an additional name after having purchased Gianluca Mancini.