Monday April 18 2011
Roma chase Mathieu

Roma are planning a bid for Valencia full-back Jeremy Mathieu, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

A new era began at the club on Friday when Thomas Di Benedetto completed a €60m takeover.

His Roma are beginning to take shape with Walter Sabatini arriving as a director of sport.

Sabatini signed the likes of Javier Pastore and Josip Ilicic for Palermo.

La Gazzetta understands he is keen to bring in Mathieu to strengthen Roma's left-hand side.

The Frenchman, who feels his good form is being ignored by Laurent Blanc, is currently out injured.

River Plate starlet Erik Lamela is also reportedly under consideration for Roma's attack.

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