Date: 23rd March 2021 at 10:29pm
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Roma are keen to tie midfielder down to a new in a bid to ward off interest from Napoli.

The Frenchman has shone in midfield for the Giallorossi this season, scoring 11 goals as Paulo Fonseca’s side battle for European qualification in Serie A and have reached the Europa League Quarter-Finals.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Roma president Dan Friedkin wants to ensure Veretout remains at the Stadio Olimpico, after his agent had discussed interest from Napoli.

Indeed, the Giallorossi chief has already begun making plans for the with Veretout firmly involved and is ready to begin discussions over a new deal for the 28-year-old.

Veretout joined Roma from fellow Serie A outfit Fiorentina in 2019 on an initial season-long loan, before the was converted into a permanent last summer.

The former midfielder has scored 18 goals in 75 appearances for Roma, including 10 in Serie A this season.