Roma midfielder Marquinho to join Grêmio on loan - report
Roma midfielder Marquinho is reportedly returning to Brazil on loan after a deal was struck with Brasileirão side Grêmio.
According to Sky Sport Italia, negotiations between the two clubs are at an advanced stage for a temporary move worth €2million.
Marquinho had been close to joining league rivals Palermo, however, it has been reported the 26-year-old turned down the loan switch to Sicily.
It is also believed Grêmio would have an option to purchase the Brazilian outright at the end of the season for €2.5million.
Marquinho joined Roma on a six-month loan last January before putting pen to paper on a permanent deal with the Stadio Olimpico outfit in June.
The transfer was the Brazilian’s first permanent move away from his native country, where he previously represented Palmeiras, Botafogo and Figueirense, before joining Fluminense in 2009.
Source: Football Italia