Roma beef up defence with Brazilian Lucio

MILAN: Italian giants Roma have beefed up their defence package by welcoming Brazilian international Lucio from Bayer Leverkusen, Il Corriere della Sera reported on Thursday. 

The transfer of the 25-year-old will yield the German side about 15 million euros (US$17.3mil) that Roma will pay over six years. 

Lucio, who won the 2002 World Cup with Brazil, reportedly will earn 3 million euros (US$3.45mil) per season. 

Spanish powerhouse Barcelona, meanwhile, have set their sights on some big names of Inter Milan and Juventus. 

Inter reportedly received an offer of 35 million euros (US$40.2mil) for defender Fabio Cannavaro, the Italian national team captain, and for Uruguay's striker Alvaro Recoba. 

The Spanish club approached also the Serie A title holders from Turin regarding French top striker David Trezeguet, but have not yet made any official offer. – dpa 

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