Roma inch closer to Piris deal
Roma have edged closer to completing the loan of Ivan Piris with a view to a permanent switch from Sao Paulo.
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 30/07/12 5:25pm
Roma have edged closer to completing the loan of Ivan Piris with a view to a permanent deal from Sao Paulo.
The 23-year-old arrived in Rome on Monday where he will undergo his medical before the season-long loan is confirmed.
Piris is highly-rated and the Giallorossi expect to announce that the deal has been done within the next few hours.
The defender is expected to be joined by Eintracht Frankfurt's stopper Sebastien Jung, who is also coveted by the Serie A side.
Zdenek Zeman, who was named as the new coach of the club after Luis Enrique stepped down at the end of last season, is setting about strengthening his defence.