Manchester United have been dealt a boost in their pursuit of AS Roma defender Alessandro Florenzi, with Corriere Dello Sport suggesting his future remains up in the air due to a failure to agree terms on a new contract.
The 26-year-old joined Roma from Lodigiani in 2002 and rose through the ranks to the first-team. He’s gone on to make over 200 appearances in all competitions for the Italian outfit but his long-term future is uncertain.
Florenzi’s current deal expires in less than 18 months and there has been no progress made on a potential extension. This opens the door to Manchester United and Chelsea who talkSPORT allege are keen on the Italian international.
United are shopping for a replacement for Antonio Valencia who will turn 33 in August, and Florenzi might well be perfect, boasting a great range of passing and creativity, while also being combative to nullify the opposition.
The right-back has made 22 Serie A appearances for Roma this season, scoring and creating three goals. Roma have shipped just 21 goals in 26 outings and are one point adrift of a top-four spot in the table.