Agent says unnamed Premier League club in talks with Roma U-21 star

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Fans of the Premier League, you will likely get a good look next season at one of Italy’s brightest young stars.

Where he will end up, however, is the big question.

Agents are often difficult to trust, but if you believe the hired gun for 22-year-old Roma midfielder Federico Viviani, he’s feasibly headed to England for next season.

Prompted with a question about the Premier League, Agenziadelcalcio Football Management agent Giovanni Ferro told Calciomercato, “Yes, I will soon fly out to England. I prefer not to name the club in question, but we’ll see what happens.”

On loan at Serie B’s US Latina Calcio, Viviani recently captained the Italian U-21 side (he only just turned 22 in late March), and he scored his fourth goal of the season at Latina with a free kick in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Novara. Latina are just two points back of automatic promotion to Serie A.

Genoa and Dynamo Moscow have been rumored to show interest in the youngster, but as of yet no Premier League teams have been added to the mix.

A graduate of the Roma academy, he has not played for the senior side since debuting in the 2011/12 season.  Ferro said any possible transfer decision will be made in conjunction with his club. “When I return from this trip, I’ll go to Trigoria and speak to the Roma directors, update them on the offers we’ve received and together choose the best solution for the player. He can still really improve a great deal. Any decision will be made along with Roma.”

The club has recent transfer history in the Premier League. They sold Erik Lamela to Tottenham this summer for a Spurs club-record fee, and they purchased Gervinho from Arsenal, who’s had a red-hot season at his new Serie A club.

Roma also sold Fabio Borini to Liverpool in the summer of 2012.

How can Man United qualify for last 16 of Champions League?

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Heading into the their final UEFA Champions League Group B game, Manchester United hold their destiny in their own hands, but any slip-up could mean it’s Europa League on Thursday nights for Louis Van Gaal‘s men.

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The Red Devils would have advanced to the knockout stage with a victory over third-place PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday, but slumped to an ugly 0-0 draw instead.

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So, here’s all of the scenarios for the final matchday of the group stage, away to Wolfsburg, in which United would advance to the round of 16 advance:

  • A Man United win will see Man United finish top of Group B
  • A Man United draw, coupled with a PSV draw or loss (vs. CSKA Moscow), will see Man United finish second in Group B
  • A Man United draw, coupled with a PSV victory, will see Man United finish third in Group B
  • A Man United loss, coupled with a PSV loss, will see Man United finish second in Group B
  • A Man United loss by more than one goal, coupled with a PSV draw, would see Man United finish third in Group B
  • A Man United loss, coupled with a PSV win, would see Man United finish third in Group B

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There are your scenarios for Man United as it’s pretty simple to break it down: Win, and they go through. Fail to win, and their fate is completely in the hands of PSV.

VIDEO: Can Leicester stun the world? Man United title favorites?

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The Foxes are top of the Premier League and are led by a surging Jamie Vardy but how long can they keep shocking the world?

With six tough games coming up between now and the start of 2016, Claudio Ranieri‘s men will be pushed to their limit but so far this season they’ve been sensational and Vardy has equaled Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of scoring in 10-straight PL games.

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Can he make it 11 in a row on Saturday (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via Live Extra) when United visit the King Power Stadium? As for the Red Devils, they sit in second place and are just one point behind the flying Foxes’. Louis Van Gaal‘s men have certainly flown under the radar so far and our churning out wins at an impressive rate.

Jenna Corrado and I discuss that and more in the latest edition of PST Extra. Click play on the video above to see our chat in full.

Men in Blazers podcast: The Leicester fairytale goes on

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Rog and Davo revel in another chapter of the Leicester City fairytale, break down Liverpool’s shock dismantling of Manchester City and discuss Arsenal’s slip against West Brom.

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Pellegrini updates status of Joe Hart’s hamstring injury

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Joe Hart was forced to leave Manchester City’s 1-0 defeat to Juventus in UEFA Champions League play on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury, which he seemed to incur while making a spectacular one-on-one kick-save late in the second half.

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Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed after the game that Hart’s injury is indeed a hamstring issue, and went on to say that he would need further tests once the team arrives back in Manchester to determine the severity and how long, if at all, City and England’s no. 1 would be out of action.

Man City, currently third in the Premier League on 26 points, will host eighth-place Southampton at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday (Watch live at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra).