AS Roma bids for Barcelona defender Lenglet
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AS Roma bids for Barcelona defender Lenglet

Serie A giants AS Roma have made an opening bid for FC Barcelona center-back Clement Lenglet.

Sport says the Giallorossi have had a €15m offer rejected by the Laliga giants who want more on the player despite wanting him off their wage bill.

The 26-year-old was offered a potential player-plus-cash swap deal for Lorenzo Pellegrini, but the Giallorossi rejected the offer coming from the Nou Camp, using the opportunity to open talks to sign the France international.

The Catalans want €25m to sell the center-half and while it is not clear if Roma will agree on the fee, the player himself wants to move away in search of more game time.

Apart from Roma, the player has been linked with a move to West Ham and Everton in the Premier League.