Rui Patricio has been strongly linked with a move to AS Roma since Jose Mourinho took over at the Serie A club.
With the Italian side looking for a new goalkeeper, and Mourinho having strong links with Jorge Mendes and Gestifute, the Wolves stopper was always likely to be among the targets.
At times it was suggested a deal was pretty much done, yet over the past week there’s been suggestions Roma have been looking at other options.
It was claimed in Italy that Roma had put an initial low offer in for Patricio to allow them to try the tracks leading to other, younger, candidates for the position. Then, if that failed, they’d return for the Wolves player.
Corriere dello Sport report that Mourinho himself has now convinced Tiago Pinto, the club’s sporting director, that it’s the veteran he wants, and so it’s full steam ahead.
An agreement with Wolves is said to be ‘in the pipeline’, leaving Bruno Lage to look for a replacement.
There’s a lot of confidence coming from Corriere dello Sport, but it’s again stated the transfer fee would be €6m, albeit with bonuses added, which again seems on the low side.