Roma are stepping up their pursuit of Fiorentina’s €20m-rated midfielder Jordan Veretout, surpassing Milan, Napoli, Atalanta and Arsenal.
According to sports reporter Nicolò Ceccarini, the Giallorossi have become the new favourites to sign the 26-year-old.
Sportitalia continue to insist Milan are in pole position, but Roma are working on closing the gap ahead of a potentially decisive weekend.
He has also been linked with Paris Saint-Germain, but an extended Serie A stay seems to be the most likely outcome.
Veretout scored five goals and provided four assists in 37 Fiorentina games this season between Serie A and the Coppa Italia.
The Viola purchased him from Aston Villa for €7m in the summer of 2017 and he is under contract until June 2021.