Sassoulo and Atlanta battle it out to loan Roma's Salih Ucan

Serie A sides Sassoulo and Atlanta have entered to race to loan Salih Ucan in January.

The young Turkish playmaker who joined Roma on a two year loan from Fenerbahce is expected to be loaned out in January.

The 20-year-old has played just three minutes of Serie A football this season for Roma.

Uçan has had trouble adapting to the physical nature of the league and is up against stiff competition with Nainggolan, Keita, De Rossi Strootman and Pjanic all playing in his position.

One of Roma’s other young talents Antonio Sanabria has also been linked with a loan move away from the club in January.

Uçan is currently on a two year loan at Roma, the Italian club have the option to sign the talented playmaker at any time during the loan.