Roma must pay up for Betis pair

Roma are in negotiations for defender Marc Bartra and goalkeeper Pau Lopez, but Marca claim Real Betis will not accept anything less than their release clauses.

The Giallorossi have been in talks for the pair over the last couple of weeks, but it seems Betis won’t be budged.

According to Spanish newspaper Marca, nothing less than their release clauses will be accepted and no negotiations will make any difference.

That means if Roma want to buy these players, they will need €30m for Pau Lopez, while centre-back Bartra will set them back €60m.

It’s reported the offers on the table so far from Roma have been just €20m for Lopez and €25m for Bartra.