Atletico Madrid in talks with Roma’s Osvaldo

The 27-year-old is negotiating a possible €18 million transfer to Vicente Calderon, according to his agent
Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo is in negotiations with Atletico Madrid over an €18 million move, according to the player's agent.

The Azzurri international, who scored 16 goals in 29 Serie A matches last season, has been linked with the likes of Fiorentina and Tottenham in recent weeks, but a switch to La Liga is now the more likely for the 27-year-old.

“The negotiations are taking place and the fee will be around €18m,” Diego Tavano told Radio Mana Mana Sport.

“The attacker is well liked in Spain and he just needs to find the right emotional balance because he has incredible qualities.”

Atletico are looking for a striker to replace Radamel Falcao who departed for Monaco earlier this month in a €60m deal.

Osvaldo previously played in La Liga for Espanyol, whom he left to join Roma in 2011 for a fee of €15m.