Report: Roma move for Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta, three-year contract proposed

Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates with Pablo Zabaleta after scoring the first goal for Manchester City

Roma have been heavily linked with Manchester City’s Pablo Zabaleta.

Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates with Pablo Zabaleta after scoring the first goal for Manchester City

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Roma have made a move for Manchester City’s Pablo Zabaleta.

The report claims that the Italian club have made a proposal to the club and have already contacted the player, offering the City fullback a three-year contact which he is currently considering.

City are set for an intriguing summer under newly-appointed manager Pep Guardiola, and many Premier League observers are expecting a number of changes to be made to playing squad.

Bayern Munich coach Josep Guardiola

While Ilkay Gundogan has already joined from Borussia Dortmund and more are expected to follow, there are also likely to be some heading out of the club with Zabaleta among those in contention.

The Argentine fullback was widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s most consistent yet last season he lost his place as a first-team regular, making just 12 league starts.

Age seems to have caught up on the 31-year-old, and now appears the right time to trade the Premier League for the slower-paced Serie A while still competing in the Champions League.

Chelsea's Pedro in action with Manchester City's Pablo ZabaletaChelsea's Pedro in action with Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta

Roma have European football to offer Zabaleta, and they appear confident of signing him with a three-year deal on the table likely to entice a player entering the twilight of his career.

Zabaleta only as one year left on his current deal at the Etihad Stadium, and the report goes on to say that Roberto Mancini’s Inter Milan are also interested in signing the Citizens man.

Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta clashes with West Bromwich Albion's James McCleanManchester City's Pablo Zabaleta clashes with West Bromwich Albion's James McClean

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