“Roma never made an offer for Wilmar Barrios,” insisted Boca Juniors, as he is preparing for a €13m move to Zenit St Petersburg.
The Giallorossi had been linked with the 25-year-old Colombia international midfielder, but wanted him on loan with option to buy.
“We never received a formal offer for Barrios from Roma,” assured Boca director Nicolas Burdisso on TeleRadioStereo.
Instead, multiple sources from Argentina and Italy insist he is heading to Zenit for €13m.
Barrios is effectively the replacement for Leandro Paredes, who completed his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain today.