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Roma eye Everton’s Ramiro Funes Mori

The Italian side want the Argentina international on loan

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According to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Roma are eying up a move for Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori.

The Italian side have allowed Leandro Castan and Erkin Zukanovic to depart this summer and are looking for replacements as a result. Their search has reportedly led them to Goodison Park and Argentina international Funes Mori.

He only arrived at the club from River Plate last summer and had a decent first year despite the Blues finishing 11th in the table. His competitive nature was a big hit among the Blues faithful, and it is that steel which has reportedly caught the eye of Roma.

They believe he would add some much needed physicality to their back line and are now preparing a bid for his services.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, they will come in with an initial loan offer with the option to make it permanent should he prove a success.

Unfortunately for them, Ronald Koeman is unlikely to want to sell, especially with John Stones looking likely to end up at Manchester City before the end of the summer.