Giuseppe Rossi has repeatedly been linked with a return to Serie A, but now Roma have joined Juventus, Napoli and Inter on the list of options.
The striker is unlikely to stay at Villarreal considering their terrible campaign in La Liga, while he requires a fresh start after six months out with a devastating knee injury.
Although moves to Juve, Napoli and Inter had already been mooted over the past year, there is a new pretender to his contract.
According to the Corriere dello Sport this morning, Roma are preparing a €20m bid to bring Rossi to the Stadio Olimpico.
‘Pepito’ Rossi showed an interest in Luis Enrique’s style of football and feels he would be the ideal man to gel the Spanish and Italian game together.
It’s reported he could be joined by Genoa’s Argentine hitman Rodrigo Palacio, already accustomed to a trident attack thanks to his time with Gian Piero Gasperini.
This does mean Roma releasing Bojan Krkic, who has failed to impress during his strange loan spell from Barcelona.