Roma ask Torino for Lyanco

Roma have reportedly targeted Torino defender Lyanco, despite the Granata claiming he is not on the market.

According to, new Giallorossi Coach Paulo Fonseca has drawn up a list of defensive reinforcements and the Brazil U23 centre-back is one of the players he has named.

Toro signed the Brazilian from Sao Paulo in 2017 for €7m, but he has only played 10 times during his spell in Turin.

The right-footed defender spent the second half of this season on loan at Bologna, where he made 13 appearances for the Rossoblu.

The 22-year-old has just come off the back of winning the Toulon Tournament, scoring in the penalty shoot-out victory over Japan in the final and being named second best player in the competition.

However, La Gazzetta dello Sport reported that Coach Walter Mazzarri sees the defender as part of his plans for next season.

Meanwhile, Napoli, SPAL, and Genoa are also rumoured to be interested in the youngster.