Roma are preparing a cut-price €15m January approach for FC Porto captain Hector Herrera.
According to the Corriere dello Sport, they view the 28-year-old Mexico international as an ideal replacement for Kevin Strootman.
Fans were furious when Strootman was sold to Olympique Marseille in late August, as there was no chance to bring in a new face.
Herrera has a release clause set at €40m, which has put Roma off before, but his contract is due to expire in June 2019.
With that in mind, he could be available for around €10-15m, representing a bargain.
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