AS Roma are set to trump Manchester City for Brazilian youngster Abner.

Giallorossi director of sport Walter Sabatini revealed he had sealed a deal for a new player last night.

"I was confirming to President James Pallotta the probable signature of a player and he was curious to know who it was. It's for next year, anyway."

Italian media now suggest the player in question was Abner Felipe Souza De Almeida, a 17-year-old left-back at Brazilian club Coritiba.

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