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Roma in advanced talks with Barcelona for Carles Perez

The youngster is wanted on a permanent deal

FC Internazionale v FC Barcelona: Group F - UEFA Champions League Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images

Roma sporting director Gianluca Petrachi has confirmed the club are hoping to sign Carles Perez before the close of the transfer window.

There have been plenty of rumors over the last few days that Perez has been told he can leave Barcelona and will head to the Serie A side either on loan or permanently.

Petrachi says Roma want a permanent deal without a buyback option.

“We carry on with our philosophy of investing in promising young players. The negotiations are at an advanced stage, we have an excellent rapport with Barcelona, are talking to the lad and obviously need to convince him we have the right sporting project here for him.

“I prefer to remain cautious and not say it’s done before everything is finalised. Roma are nobody’s feeder club, so if the player comes to Roma, he will be a Roma player, there will be no right to buy him back.”

Source | Football Italia

Perez has spent pretty much the whole season with the first team, making 12 appearances and scoring against Real Betis in La Liga and Inter Milan in the Champions League.

The youngster was left out of the squad to face Valencia on Saturday but did train with the team on Sunday

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