ROMA are eyeing Leicester ace James Justin ahead of the summer transfer window, reports suggest.
The Giallorossi manager Jose Mourinho is looking for defensive reinforcement for next season and rates Justin highly.
According to CalcioMercato, the Serie A giants have met with CAA Stellar, which is the agency that represents the right-back.
The company has a clientele that also includes other Roma transfer targets, such as Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat and Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
During that meeting between the two parties, Justin’s name arose as a potential prospect.
And Mourinho was very impressed with the England international last season when Leicester and Roma met in the Europa Conference League.
The Portuguese tactician watched the 25-year-old in action during the semi-finals, which saw the Special One’s players knock the Premier League outfit out.
And Roma are keen to make a move, despite the defender’s recent injury woes.
The Romans are hoping they can agree a cut-price deal with Leicester due to Justin’s fitness struggles and club’s potential relegation.
That is why Roma are planning a €20million (£17.8m) bid for the ex-Luton star.
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Mourinho will need to sign a full-back regardless of where Justin ends up next season.
The former Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham manager had a public falling out with Rick Karsdorp, who is on his way out of the Italian capital.
Summer signing Zeki Celik has also failed to impress during his brief spell in Rome.