Serie A side Roma are said to be looking at the possibility of signing Atletico Madrid full-back Juanfran, who is out of contract this summer.
The 33-year-old Spaniard is yet to sign a new deal with Atleti, despite claims that he and captain Gabi had received new deals before the winter break.
Having been a key figure in the club’s success in recent times, the defender’s playing time has been less this season, due to injury and the former of Croatian defender Sime Vrsaljko.
And, with six months left on his contract, interested clubs have now begun looking into making a move.
Italian side Roma are keen to improve their defensive options, with former Sevilla sporting director, Monchi, heading their recruitment.
Six years, 287 games to date, a La Liga title, a Europa League title and two Champions League runners-up medals is a good reminder of the impact and success, Juanfran has had with Atleti.
There is no doubting his success and experience, having been a figure head in Atleti’s side for half a decade but with some struggles this season – calls have been made for a new approach and it has been mentioned that the defender and midfielder Gabi should be allowed to leave.