Saturday August 20 2011
Roma close on Fernando

Roma are said to be closing in on Porto's unsettled midfielder Fernando after his row with club staff.

The 24-year-old Brazilian, full name Fernando Francisco Reges, joined the Portuguese giants in June 2007.

His contract expires in 2014 and a renewal is unlikely following reports of a row with Porto directors.

Fernando had also been linked with Chelsea, Juventus, Inter and Milan earlier this season.

It is reported that Roma are close to clinching a deal for the defensive midfielder.

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