Sao Paulo's Ivan Piris poised to join Roma

The Paraguayan right-back is set to complete a season-long switch to the Italian capital shortly, with the Giallorossi negotiating a £3.1million right-to-buy option when it ends
By Wayne Veysey | Chief Correspondent

Sao Paulo defender Ivan Piris is on the verge of completing a loan move to Roma after undergoing a medical on Monday, has learned.

The 23-year-old right-back will join the capital club for a season after the Giallorossi agreed to pay a €1 million (£778,000) loan fee for the Paraguayan, who has six international caps for his country.

The Italian capital club have also negotiated the option to buy Piris outright at the end of the season for €4m (£3.1m).

Sevilla were close to signing Piris earlier in the summer, but Roma hijacked the Spanish side's bid for the player after negotiations collapsed.

He will become the fifth player to join Roma from the Brazilian league, following the arrivals of Leandro Castan, Jonatan Lucca, Dodo and Marquinho at Stadio Olimpico.