Roma considering bid for Chelsea defender

Sources have revealed that Chelsea right-back Jose Bosingwa will become the subject of interest from Serie A side Roma.

The Italian giants are looking for cover in the position and see the Portuguese international as the ideal solution after claims arose that he hasn’t been impressing in recent months at Chelsea.

Bosingwa is undoubtedly a helping hand when going forward, demonstrated in his capability to play on the right side of midfield as well as his natural right-back.

However, it’s these aspiring attacks that can also leave his side unshielded at the back and as a result makes the side more likely to concede.

News has also come about in recent days that Andre Villas Boas will be handed a £150m transfer budget for 2012 and although the full-back position was not one thought to be needing immediate attention, a replacement will likely be brought in should Bosingwa leave this month.

The Blues are known to have been looking at Marseille defender, Cesar Azpilicueta, and could launch a £15m bid for the Spaniard in coming days.

Bosingwa has made 24 starts for Chelsea this campaign and will be hoping to maintain a high amount of game time ahead of Euro 2012 if he is to feature for the Portuguese squad for whom he already has 25 caps.

Roma haven’t submitted a formal bid for their hopeful signing yet but will be epected to match a £7.5m estimation if Chelsea are to let the 29 year-old leave this month.

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