NEWS
Tuesday August 30 2011
'Roma can sign Gago'

Roma are in pole position to sign Fernando Gago from Real Madrid, agent Ernesto Bronzetti has stated.

"Gago will go to Roma if Roma decide that they want him," Bronzetti, who works closely with Real, told Tele Radio Stereo.

"I've been asked to collaborate in this operation and I have spoken to the clubs involved," he continued.

"Real are ready to release him on loan, with the option to buy outright next year at €6m. The player has agreed to it and now it's up to Roma to take him to Trigoria.

"Gago also had the option to move to England, but when he was told of Roma's interest he stopped everything."

Gago, an Argentine international, joined the Madrid club in January 2007 after a €20m fee was agreed with Boca Juniors.

The 25-year-old has struggled for regular first team football with the Spanish giants over the last two campaigns.

Giallorossi sporting director Walter Sabatini has admitted that he aims to sign a defender and a midfielder before the window closes.

The defender is set to be Wolfsburg's Simon Kjaer and Gago should be the midfielder.

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