Roma pushing to acquire Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio

John Solano

New Roma boss José Mourinho has his sights set on Wolves shot-stopper Rui Patricio to become the team’s new first choice goalkeeper. 

The former Manchester United manager wants an upgrade at the position and is pushing Roma executive Tiago Pinto to acquire the 33 year-old from the English side on a permanent deal.

According to Sky Sport, Roma and Wolves remain locked in negotiations for the player, who has spent the past three years with the Premier League outfit. Wolves have slapped a €12 million price tag on him, however, Roma hope to finalise the deal for a figure closer to €7-€8 million.

Negotiations between the clubs are advanced and, reportedly, Wolves have already identified the man they prefer to replace Patricio: Josè Sà of Olympiacos.

The sides hope to close the operation in the coming days.

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