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Italian interest still lingers for Atletico Madrid defender Vrsaljko

Atletico Madrid defender Sime Vrsaljko is still subject to interest from a number of Italian sides, according to various reports.

Question marks over the Croatian defender’s future at the Wanda Metropolitano did emerge before the January transfer window, but his re-emergence in the starting eleven since the turn of the year have seen those doubts go quiet.

A unexpected start in the recent La Liga clash with Barcelona saw many turn to the defender as the new right sided option over the veteran and experienced, Juanfran.

However, it still remains that interest from the Serie A is still present, with both Inter Milan and AS Roma keen to make a move.

Tuttosport and Calciomercato both reported on Wednesday both clubs are interested and believe his past experience in the Italian league makes him the perfect option.

Roma sporting director Monchi, formerly of Sevilla, failed with a number of key transfer targets over the January transfer window and it is understood the Spaniard wants to pull put all the stops on several targets, including Vrsaljko – this summer.

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Vrsaljko recently signed a new deal with Atleti, signing on the dotted line – an extension which was set to 2022 and included a release clause of 80m euros.

 

 

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