Mourinho ready to bring Renato Sanches to AS Roma


Renato Sanches is on the verge of completing his transfer to Roma, convinced after a phone call with coach Jose Mourinho.

The 25-year-old Portuguese midfielder has struggled for regular game time in his debut season with Paris Saint-Germain, seeing just 905 minutes of action, and has not been included by new manager Luis Enrique in the last two summer friendlies.

Roma have been interested in Sanches for several weeks now, but financial constraints mean they cannot offer a definitive deal, instead negotiating a loan with a permanent transfer clause.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Sanches has already agreed personal terms with Roma, ready to make the move to the Olimpico after speaking to Mourinho and goalkeeping coach Nuno Santos.


The 25-year-old will move on a loan deal with a purchase option of 12-13 million euros. Initially he wanted to play in the Champions League, but the conversation with Mourinho changed his mind and convinced him to transfer.

The deal is expected to be completed in the coming days, with PSG in the final days of their pre-season tour in Japan.