Roma pondering other names in defence

After the operation for Rugani stalled, Roma are pondering other names in defence. Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren remains the first name on sporting director Gianluca Petrachi’s list while Torino’s Nkoulou is another name he likes. The agent of the former Lyon man is in Turin today to try and free the player, who is pushing to leave. However, the relationship between Petrachi and Granata president Urbano Cairo, which deteriorated in recent months, could be an issue.