Saturday August 17 2013
Osvaldo to Madrid for Adrian?

While Tottenham and Southampton battle for Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, the Roma striker could join Atletico Madrid in exchange for Adrian Lopez.

It’s widely reported Roma have accepted an offer worth €18m from both Spurs and the Saints, but he has taken time to make his decision.

Among the reasons for the delay is that the Italy international is unconvinced by a move to the Premier League.

He would prefer a return to La Liga, where he already shone on loan at Espanyol, and is therefore intrigued by the latest proposal on the table.

Spanish media are suggesting that Osvaldo could join Atletico Madrid in exchange for Adrian Lopez.

The 25-year-old Spain international is a forward who tends to start from the right wing, so would be an alternative to transfer target Nani of Manchester United.

He is valued at around €10m, so Roma would get Adrian plus cash in this deal.

Meanwhile, the Giallorossi continue negotiations with Tottenham to sell them Erik Lamela for €35m.