Despite heavy summer recruitment, the Giallorossi are still short of quality in the heart of defence and they plan to sign another centre-back in January.
With youngster Marquinhos set to miss at least several weeks of action due to his participation at the South American Under-20 Championship, Roma are preparing a bid for Porto defender Rolando.
The Portuguese stopper yesterday revealed that Porto had rejected an €8 million bid for his services from Roma in the summer, but the Dragons would probably jump at the chance to sell him for a similar amount in January.
Namely, having made just one appearance this season, Rolando’s value has decreased a great deal, and this could be a perfect opportunity for the Italian club to get a high-quality player at a bargain price.
In total, Rolando has scored 7 goals in 112 Primeira Liga appearances for Porto.