Man Utd target Calhanoglu set to start against Roma

ROME, ITALY - AUGUST 18: Hakan Calhanoglu of Bayer Leverkusen and Dusan Basta of SS Lazio in action during the UEFA Champions League qualifying round play off first leg match between SS Lazio and Bayer Leverkusen at Olimpico Stadium on August 18, 2015 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

Bayer Leverkusen take on Roma at the Stadio Olimpico in the Champions League hoping close the gap with Group E leaders Barcelona.

Roma have a number of missing players including Totti and Keita while Florenzi is out.

Turkish international Salih Uçan is match fit but is unlikely to start for the Italian giants.

Bayer will be without Jedvaj (thigh), Hilbert (knee), Seung-Woo (ankle) due to injury while Bender (ankle) is a doubt.

Manchester United target Hakan Çalhanoğlu is almost certain to start.

The German tabloid Bild confirmed that the Red Devils sent scout to monitor the Turkish international during Bayer Leverkusen’s 4-4 draw with Roma in the UEFA Champions League a fortnight ago.


Roma v Leverkusen

Kick-Off: 19:45 GMT

Stadium: Stadio Olimpico


Possible lineup
Roma: Szczęsny; Florenzi, Manolas, Rüdiger, Digne; Nainggolan, De Rossi, Pjanić; Gervinho, Džeko, Salah.
Out: Totti (thigh), Keita (thigh)
Doubtful: Florenzi (fatigue)

Leverkusen: Leno; Donati, Tah, Papadopoulos, Wendell; Kampl, Kramer; Mehmedi, Bellarabi; Hernández, Kiessling.
Out: Jedvaj (thigh), Hilbert (knee), Seung-Woo (ankle)
Doubtful: Bender (ankle)

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