Roma have a ‘sort of gentleman’s agreement’ in place with Leeds United to buy Diego Llorente from them in the summer when his loan deal ends.

That’s according to Tuttomercatoweb, who say the defender is one of several in the current squad who don’t have an ‘assured future’ in Italy alongisde teammate Rasmus Kristensen.

Llorente has been on loan with the Italian side since deadline day of the January transfer window in 2023, joining them late on and spending the second half of last season with the Serie A side before extending it into this season.

He’s been a regular for them under Jose Mourinho and Daniele de Rossi, with 24 appearances in the league to date and nine in the Europa League as well.

The deal includes an obligation for the club to buy him from Leeds under certain conditions, but TMW say the loan is actually a ‘dry loan’. In other words, it doesn’t include any agreements about a permanent move.

Instead, they say there is a ‘sort of gentleman’s agreement’ in place between Leeds and Roma for a transfer to happen in the summer for a fee of €5m.

Whether they actually honour the agreement with Leeds remains to be seen, particularly with finances tight, but it is in place ahead of the summer.

On the flip side, an option to sign Leeds United teammate Rasmus Kristensen is unlikely to be taken up.

He has not impressed as much as Llorente and TMW say the prospect of him being kept beyond June is unlikely at this point.