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Roma Open Negotiations for Lucas Digne

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Roma are reportedly in talks with PSG over €10M rated fullback Lucas Digne, who has found first team minutes hard to come by in Paris.

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Now that Roma has wrapped up Wojciech Szczesny, gotten Mohamed Salah in town for a medical and has slowly made inroads with Manchester City for Edin Dzeko, perhaps they're finally turning their attention to what is undoubtedly their greatest area of need, fullbacks. With Baba ultimately deciding for the London life and Luis Enrique once more denying us our Adriano fix, it would appear Walter Sabatini has turned his eyes towards the City of Lights.

A quick Lougle search for Lucas Digne reveals nothing but Liverpool rumors, just don't tell that to his agent Mikkel Beck. Digne's representative recently stepped up and refuted the rumors that his client was headed to the Reds, denying that he opened negotiations with Liverpool.

Beck did, however, speak to Digne's dissatisfaction with his PSG career track

I cannot name names, but many clubs are interested in him. We'll see what happens. What I can confirm is that Lucas is not 100 per cent happy with the situation in Paris

Source: Football Italia

Everyone's favorite Italian transfer sleuth took it a step further, indicating that Roma has opened negotiations for PSG's 22-year-old leftback:

Roma is working on reuniting Lucas Digne with his former coach Rudi Garcia. The giallorossi have been linked to the Paris St Germain fullback since last June, today they have resumed the negotiation with the French club. Roma would like to acquire Digne on loan with option to buy, the clubs are talking- Rudi Garcia could be coaching Digne again.

Source: Gianluca DiMarzio

Digne is valued at roughly €10 million, so he is certainly within the realm of possibility. The problem, once more, is that Roma are attempting to wring a redundant asset from the clutches of an oil oligopoly. PSG can certainly float Digne's salary while he remains a bit player for Laurent Blanc's side. So, once again Sabatini is up against the proverbial "it", hoping that a player's supposed admiration for Rome and Garcia can outlast the patience of a much richer club.

However, Digne is definitely worth the wait, let alone the reasonable price tag. Besides having age on his side, Digne has great size for a fullback and is technically sound in all aspects of the game, though at this point in his career defense is his calling card, particularly aerial duels, where he won more than two headers per ninety minutes. Pair him with an attack minded fullback like Bruno Peres and Roma's perpetual gaping hole on the wings might finally be sealed.

That is, of course, if you can prevent Sabatini from allocating 90% of the transfer budget on wingers.