Roma set to sign Marquinhos – report

Marquinhos is edging closer to a move to Roma as the Serie A side have reached an agreement with Corinthians over a summer switch, Corriere dello Sport reports.

The Giallorossi are looking to add some fresh blood to their defence following the departure of players such as Simon Kjaer, Gabriel Heinze and Juan earlier this summer, and they see the 18-year-old Brazilian as a good addition.

Roma will reportedly pay Corinthians a €1.5 million fee to loan the centre-back until the end of the 2012-13 campaign, with the obligation to make the move permanent for an additional €3.5m next summer.

Marquinhos is expected to travel to the Italian capital shortly to undergo a medical, and will ink a five-year deal upon completion of his physical tests.

Both clubs have yet to confirm the imminent move, but an official statement is expected to be released in the upcoming days.

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