Roma to focus on signing Rennes defender Arthur Theate

Andy Mattioli

Roma are reportedly focusing on targeting Rennes defender Arthurt Theate in this January window.

The capital club are working to further reinforce Jose Mourinho’s backline for the remainder of the season.

After talks for Leonardo Bonucci and West Ham’s Tilo Kehrer fell through, Roma are said to have shifted their attention to Theate.

According to, Roma General Manager Tiago Pinto will negotiate with Rennes in the next few days, trying to convince the French club to loan out the former Bologna player until the end of the season.

The news portal reports that Chelsea’s Trevoh Chalobah is the first alternative to Theate.

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