Serie A side Roma have reportedly agreed a deal for Loic Nego of French club Nantes.
The 20-year-old right-back was also being targeted by Portuguese giants Benfica and Italian minnows Cesena.
Nego is available on a free transfer after the Paris-born player signed a three-year deal with Nantes in June 2008.
The player has appeared for all of France's youth sides from Under-16 to Under-20 level.
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