Atleti join Florenzi race – reports

Atletico Madrid have reportedly entered the race to sign Roma midfielder and Italy international Alessandro Florenzi.

The 26-year-old’s contract at the Serie A club expires in June 2019, while Barcelona and Juventus have also been linked with a move.

A product of the Giallorossi’s youth system, Florenzi is said by Il Messaggero to have not yet begun discussions over a renewal of his deal with his hometown club.

Roma are said to be keen on offering the midfielder €3.5m in wages per season – around double his current deal – but may have to satisfy UEFA’s Financial Fair Play obligations before doing so.

Chelsea and Manchester United are also mentioned as keeping an eye on developments.

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