Roma chasing Genoa defender Merkel

AS Roma are closing in on Genoa defender Alexander Merkel.

AS Roma are closing in on Genoa defender Alexander Merkel.

Sky Sport Italia says Roma are closing in on the 20-year-old, who less than two weeks ago was described by Grifone CEO Pietro Lo Monaco as ‘untouchable’.

Genoa only gained full ownership of the Germany Under-20 international in May, after first signing him on a co-ownership deal from Milan a year ago, only to hand him back to the Rossoneri in January.

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