Italian giants Roma are launching a bid for Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran, who is out of contract at the Wanda Metropolitano in June, say reports.

The right-back, who turns 33 later this month, has fallen down the pecking order at Los Rojiblancos due to the form of Croatian defender Sime Vrsaljko, who had previously been linked with a move away.

Former Sevilla sporting director Monchi, now at the Rome-based club, looks set to raid La Liga for the experienced defender, who is in his eighth season at Atleti according to Diario AS.

The former Real Madrid, Espanyol and Osasuna defender – who has helped Diego Simeone’s side to two Champions League finals – may be set for a move away from the club this summer.

Alessandro Florenzi is the first-choice right-back at Roma and is deputised by Bruno Peres with Rick Karsdorp out injured.

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