Roma have reportedly turned back to Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren after running into problems for Juventus’ Daniele Rugani.
Roma have been busy working on a loan deal for Rugani, but Gazzetta dello Sport warns negotiations have stalled over their insistence on an option to buy, with Juve preferring an obligation.
Therefore, the newspaper, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttomercatoweb all claim the Giallorossi have since reopened talks for Lovren.
The Lupi looked to be on the right track for the Croat, but the transfer fell through for reasons ranging from an increase in his demands to Liverpool running out of patience.
Tuttomercatoweb explains he is now in ‘pole position’ for the capital club, but La Gazzetta warns they may have to shell out more than their initial agreement of a €3m loan with a €12m option to buy.
That is because the Reds have upped their asking price to €20m, fully aware that Roma are in need of a centre-back.