The Italian sports media have been discussing AS Roma’s interest in Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz for around a year.

On April 27th, we carried a report from Corriere dello Sport, who stated the Serie A side’s ‘dream’ is to buy the midfielder this summer.

Earlier on Monday, Aston Villa announced Boubacar Kamara will arrive at club on a free transfer once his contract with Marseille expires on June 30th.

According to, Kamara’s arrival at Villa Park will free Luiz as it ‘could help the farewell’ of Steven Gerrard’s man.

José Mourinho has ‘set his sights’ on the Brazil international, who is valued at around €20m by Aston Villa.

Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen spent the season on loan with the Villans. It’s explained the Swedish custodian is ‘close to staying at Aston Villa’ for a deal worth around €3.5m.

The report adds Roma chief Tiago Pinto believes Olsen’s sale to the Premier League side could help him lower the price for Luiz. The South American’s contract expires in 2023 and he earns €3m net per year, so his salary is affordable for the Giallorossi.