Roma boss Jose Mourinho has held talks with Barcelona over the signing of former Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin.
The Serie A giants are seeking a new right-back after Mourinho told Rick Karsdorp to find a new club following his performance in a draw against Sassuolo.
Bellerin joined the Catalans last summer but he’s made just five appearances since his return to the Nou Camp.
Xavi is happy to let Bellerin leave the club and Barcelona are open to a sale, particularly given their financial problems.
Roma would rather an emergency loan deal and AS say Mourinho has contacted his former club to discuss a deal.
Bellerin’s deal runs until the end of the season and Barcelona may be willing to sanction a loan deal if Roma agree to pay his full salary.
The Spaniard wasn’t selected for his national side’s World Cup squad and will be given a good rest over the next month.
Roma are seventh in the table at the break for the World Cup, with Mourinho’s side three points off the Champions League positions.
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