Roma are reportedly close to bringing in Santos full-back Emerson Palmieri on loan with the option to buy.
The 21-year-old Brazilian spent last season on loan at Palermo, where he made nine Serie A appearances.
Tuttomercatoweb has reported that the two clubs are negotiating for the left-back’s transfer, which should be completed once Ashley Cole’s departure is confirmed.
The website believes that Emerson will sign a three-year deal in Rome and that the deal will be for an initial loan with the option to buy, although no figures have been revealed yet.
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