One of the more tedious parts of José Mourinho taking over at AS Roma has been the club’s alleged pursuit of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Rui Patricio.

The goalkeeper was almost immediately linked with a move to the Serie A club thanks to his agent being Jorge Mendes, and yet not a lot has happened since.

There have been numerous rumours about negotiations taking place, with Roma having placed him to one side for the time being to see if they can get someone younger instead, but we still haven’t seen a lot of concrete reports that a deal could take place.

The player, down his end, is said to be willing to start a new adventure under Mourinho, but for that to happen, the Italians would need to agree a fee with Wolves.

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This hasn’t happened yet, but journalist Augusto Ciardi, speaking to Tele Radio Stereo and relayed by Roma News, had this to say on the matter: “From what I know, there has been an acceleration for Rui Patricio, even if the conditional is a must.

“There has been a bit more feedback, especially on the fact that the conversation with Wolves is deepening. However, this doesn’t mean that the player will certainly arrive at Roma”.

Unfortunately, none of this screams imminent deal.