Serie A - Roma set to bid for Heitinga and Capoue

Roma director Walter Sabatini is in England for talks with Everton’s Johnny Heitinga and Etienne Capoue of Tottenham.

Dutch defender Heitinga wants more playing time in order to be sure of his spot at the 2014 World Cup, so is eager to leave Everton mid-season and Sabatini is also due to meet his former Roma colleague Franco Baldini, who is now the director at Tottenham, to thrash out a deal for the 25-year-old defensive midfielder Capoue on loan.

However, both moves are insurance options if Roma cannot sign their top targets Marco Parolo of Parma and Cagliari’s Radja Nainggolan.

While in England, Sabatini is also expected to hold talks with Cardiff City, Fulham and Southampton over USA international midfielder Michael Bradley.

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