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Roma in talks to sign PSG flop as Mourinho dreams best midfield in Serie A – Sporting Life

Roma are in talks to sign former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum from French giants Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

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The former Liverpool ace has been linked with a whole string of Premier League clubs after he was left out of the Parasians’ pre-season squad for their tour of Japan earlier this month, with Everton, Leicester and West Ham linked with his signature.

Roma are in talks to sign PSG midfielder Gini Wijnaldum (pictured) on a £8m loan-to-buy deal

Roma are in talks to sign PSG midfielder Gini Wijnaldum (pictured) on a £8m loan-to-buy deal

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Jose Mourinho’s side, however, are now closing in on signing the Holland international on an £8million loan-to-buy agreement.

Jose Mourinho's side appear to have beaten off interest from numerous Premier League clubs

Jose Mourinho’s side appear to have beaten off interest from numerous Premier League clubs

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It has been a difficult spell for the 31-year-old, who was lured to the French capital on a free transfer last year after refusing to sign a contract extension at Liverpool.

But he now looks set to depart the French side after just one season that saw him voted the ‘Ligue 1 flop of the season’.

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The box-to-box midfielder struggled for minutes under former PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino, making just 38 appearances with most of those coming from the bench.

The Holland international won the Premier League, Club World Cup and Champions League during his five-year stay at Anfield after signing for £25million from Newcastle United in 2016.

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The midfielder won the Premier League, Club World Cup and Champions League at Liverpool

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Wijnaldum was a regular for the Reds, featuring in 179 of the club’s 190 Premier League matches between the 2016/17 and 2020/21 seasons.

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He made 237 appearances in all competitions and netted 22 goals during his time at Anfield.

The midfielder will join Nemanja Matic and Paulo Dybala in coming through the door at Roma this summer as Mourinho continues to bolster his squad ahead of the new season.

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