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Paredes joins Roma on loan

Roma have secured the services of Argentine forward Leandro Paredes on a season-long loan.

The 20-year-old joined Roma's Serie A rivals Chievo on an 18-month loan deal from Boca Juniors in January but only made one league appearance for the Veronese club.

A statement published on Roma's official website revealed the capital club possess an option to sign the attacking midfielder from Boca permanently at the end of the forthcoming 2014-15 campaign.

Roma, who finished second in Serie A last season, have already strengthened with the additions of English left-back Ashley Cole, 22million-euro forward Juan Iturbe and Turkish midfielder Salih Ucan.