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ASRoma Live reports that the 22-year-old has also been identified as a target for Paris Saint-Germain next summer, and that his boss Leonardo will find it difficult to sanction a move of 35-40 million euros in January.
It is added that Liverpool, unlike PSG, are targeting a midseason raid for the Brazilian, the Reds may be on the hunt for a center back in January with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez out with lengthy injuries.
ASRoma Live also claims that Premier League high-flying players Leicester and Tottenham actually submitted offers of € 30 million for the 6-square-foot defender before the European transfer window closed in October.
The ownership of Ibáñez is complicated, the talent joined on loan from Atalanta in January 2020 in an agreement that can be made permanent for only 8 million euros if certain conditions are met.
Roma claims the initial loan transfer also includes a potential € 2 million in bonuses, while the deal should be made permanent, Atalanta will maintain a 10% sale clause.
However, the way the article is written suggests that Rome has already permanently signed the ace, or would possibly activate the option to do so if the aforementioned suitors showed a concrete interest.
There is even talk of ASRoma Live through Alessandro Austini from ‘Il Tempo’ that Roma are considering renewing the defender’s contract.
What cannot be disputed is Ibáñez’s strong performance this season, with the Brazilian under-23 international as a starter in each and every one of the team’s league games thus far, helping him reach fourth place.