Roma target Atleti’s Gimenez

Roma are keeping an eye on Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez, possibly for a January swoop.

The 22-year-old Uruguay international already has four goals in 35 senior caps under his belt.

His current contract with Atleti is due to expire in June 2018 and, according to the Corriere dello Sport newspaper, the Giallorossi have him in their sights.

They hope that a January transfer can be on the cards, otherwise will wait for him to become a free agent next summer.

Monchi is said to be a big fan of the defender and will take the opportunity to ask Atletico Madrid directors about him when the two clubs meet for the Champions League on Tuesday.