Roma in Kalinic talks

Roma are in negotiations to take Nikola Kalinic from Atletico Madrid, on loan with option to buy, claim Sky Sport Italia.

The former Fiorentina and Milan striker is already 31 years old and on the outskirts of the Atleti project after his €14.5m move last summer.

A new forward is required, as Gregoire Defrel is on the verge of a transfer to Sampdoria, while Patrik Schick is wanted by RB Leipzig and Schalke 04.

According to Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, Roma have targeted Kalinic as an understudy to Edin Dzeko and Coach Paulo Fonseca has already given the all-clear.

The Croatia international is also eager for a return to Serie A and it would be a low-cost deal, on loan with option to buy.

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