Roma's Baptista is set to link up with Malaga once the transfer windows reopens in January. The El Diaro Sur daily claimed that the 29-year-old reached an agreement on a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Andalusian club on Tuesday.
Italian daily Corriere dello Sport reported that Malaga will pay two million euros for Baptista, whose annual salary will fall from 3.2 million euros to 2.5 million euros.
The final decision on the transfer rests with Italian bank Unicredit, who are Roma's majority shareholders.
Roma advance into the next stage of the champions league thanks to a draw with Cluj. Roma secured second place in Group E behind Bayern Munich by drawing 1-1 at Cluj on Wednesday. FC Basel needed to beat Bayern to stand any chance of catching Roma but was routed 3-0 in Germany.
Group H had both qualifying spots open. Shakhtar finished on top by winning 2-0 at home to FC Braga, and Arsenal joined the Ukrainian champions after a 3-1 victory over Partizan Belgrade.
Roma striker Marco Borriello says that he wants to continue with this great form. Borriello is confident his team can end a fantastic week on a high when they make the journey to Sicily to face Palermo in Serie A.
Roma climbed to fifth in the standings with Sunday's 2-0 win over Udinese before taking one step towards qualification to the next round with a 3-2 triumph over Bayern Munich in Tuesday's Champions League showdown.
Napoli are interested in a move for Liverpool youngster in the January transfer window. The Manchester-born striker, 19, came on in the 65th minute against Napoli in the Europa League earlier this season and the Serie A high-flyers are now interested in signing him.
According to reports in Italy, Napoli have made contact with Liverpool through Eccleston's agent and it is now up to manager Roy Hodgson to decide.
Roma head coach Claudio Ranieri has refused to blame Totti for Roma's defeat to Bayern Munich. The Giallorossi suffered a 2-0 defeat to the Bundesliga giants in Wednesday's UEFA Champions League meeting at the Allianz Arena.
Roma's long-serving captain Totti came under fire for his display in the defeat, although Ranieri has refused to hit out. Rather than criticise Totti's display he fully expects the 33-year-old to return to form in the club's next outing against Bologna.
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