Losing Miralem Pjanic to league rivals Juventus, AS Roma are on a mission to improve their squad to rival the Turin club next season, and their defence is where a lot of change is expected to happen.

While both Kostas Manolas (clause in contract giving 50% of a transfer fee before 1st of September 2016 to Olympiakos) and Antonio Rüdiger (bad knee injury) look set to stay until next season, it’s the right-back role Roma want to improve.

As you may have already noticed, their main target for this is Pablo Zabaleta, Manchester City’s loyal servant, and an offer has already been made for the player.

Worth just under £50k/week, the length of the contract isn’t divulged, but you would expect, considering the player’s age (31), to it being three years maximum.

Having already put the offer on the table, Roma are now waiting for the player’s response, which Gazzetta expects to be given at the latest by the end of the week.

Arriving in 2008, Pablo Zabaleta has made 301 appearances for Manchester City, picking up nine goals and 26 assists in the process.