Monday June 25 2012
Roma denied Marquinho reduction

Marquinho is all but set to end his Roma career after just six months, as Roma reportedly fail to agree a new price with Fluminense.

The Brazilian midfielder arrived at the Olimpico on an initial six-month loan spell in January, with an agreed upon fee of €4.5m in place for the Giallorossi to make permanent the deal this summer.

However, with the deadline on that clause set to pass at the end of today, it is highly unlikely that the 25-year-old will be retained by the capital club.

Director general Franco Baldini had reportedly held talks with Fluminense to seek a reduction in a transfer fee to €2.6m, only for the Brazilian side’s sporting director Rodrigo Caetano to declare publically that the agreements reached in January are non-negotiable now.

Reports a few days ago indicated that Marquinho could remain in Serie A next season with other clubs said to be interested.

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