Roma boss Luciano Spalletti spoke today to Sky Sport and admitted that the club is in talks with Barca defender Thomas Vermaelen:
The situation of Thomas Vermaelen?
Vermaelen is a player with experience and quality. He can start the play from the back and has great character. These players are used to playing these type of matches. Walter is going forward with this negotiation, talks are advanced, although, for now, we can not say that it is a done deal.
What kind of team are Porto?
They’re a team with tradition, quality, and a difficult environment. We must have our foots on the accelerator from the start.