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Roma look to sign Gago

May 17, 2012
By ESPN staff

Roma are expected to tie up a permanent deal for Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago this summer.

Fernando Gago
GettyImagesFernando Gago has spent the season on loan at Roma

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Argentina international Gago, 26, signed for Roma on loan last summer and, while manager Luis Enrique has now departed the club, the Giallorossi remain keen to keep him long-term.

"There won't be any particular problems," agent Marcello Lombilla told Tele Radio Stereo. "Everything should be sorted out next week. Director general Franco Baldini will speak to Real. Gago wants to stay at Roma and Real want to sell him."

Gago signed for Real Madrid from Boca Juniors in 2007.