Saturday August 18 2012
Roma clinch Marquinhos

Roma have reportedly clinched a deal for Corinthians central defender Marquinhos worth €5m.

According to the latest rumours, a meeting was held overnight to bash out the final details of the transfer.

Marquinhos would move on loan for €1.5m with a mandatory option to buy at the end of the season for a further €3.5m.

The Brazilian defender would then put pen to paper on a five-year contract with option for a sixth season.

Marquinhos is not to be mistaken for Marquinho, the midfielder who joined Roma in January.

His full name is Marcos Aoas Correa and he only turned 18 in May.