Ramos in discussions with Mourinho over possible Roma move


Sergio Ramos in discussions with Jose Mourinho over possible AS Roma move
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Jose Mourinho has reportedly been in discussions with Sergio Ramos over a possible move to AS Roma after his contract with Real Madrid expires at the end of the month.


According to a report from Calciomercato.com (via Football Italia), Roma are looking at the option of signing Ramos on a free transfer to improve their defence.


The 35-year-old left Real Madrid after being at the club for 16 years, and he has been linked with a wide array of clubs, including Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan, with Roma being the latest added to this list.


The report claims that right after announcing his departure from Real Madrid, Ramos had an extensive talk over the phone with Mourinho.


It adds that the conversation was between friends on a difficult day for the Spanish defender, yet it was also an opportunity for them to speak about his future.


Mourinho is keen on convincing Ramos to move to Roma, yet his salary demands could be a hurdle that could prove too tough to overcome for the Italian club.


Additionally, Roma will find it hard to compete with top clubs when it comes to offering European football, with him being much more inclined to play in the UEFA Champions League than the new UEFA Conference League.


Ramos has endured a difficult campaign that has been plagued by injuries and was summed up by Luis Enrique not picking him for Spain's Euro 2020 squad.


However, he would be a fantastic addition to plenty of European defences, and if Roma do manage to get him, he would help their leaky defence a great deal, especially since Roma conceded 58 goals in Serie A last season, the most in the top ten.