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Friday June 28 2019
Roma insist on Real Betis defender Marc Bartra

Roma are insistent upon signing Real Betis defender Marc Bartra this summer but the Spanish club are under no pressure to sell, report Marca.

The 28-year-old joined Los Verdiblancos in January 2018 from Borussia Dortmund in a €10m deal and now has a €60m release clause in his contract.

Italian transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio claimed last week the Italian capital club are pursuing a possible deal for the experienced central defender.

Bartra enjoyed a resurgence in form at Betis and last year had been recalled to the Spanish national squad, although he struggled for Los Verdiblancos moreso in his first full campaign.

He apparently ticks the boxes of what Roma are looking for in the transfer market with his experience at club and international level, with Kostas Manolas departing the club.

It is said that the Giallorossi are ‘thinking about’ a deal for the former Barcelona player which follows on from reports by the same outlet that the club are considering an approach for Betis goalkeeper Pau Lopez.

However, for both deals it appears that the Seville-based club hold the power in negotiations and are under little obligation to sell unless attractive offers come in.

Football Italia website