Roma have reportedly beaten Liverpool and Tottenham to the signing of Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld.
The 24-year-old Belgian international is a sought-after figure on the transfer market and had been a target for several Premier League giants.
However, Italian and Dutch sources are adamant that Roma are leading the race and very close to completing the deal.
The Giallorossi are eager to prevent a bidding war, so dived in with an offer to clinch the transfer before the end of the season.
Alderweireld is a Belgian international who grew up in the Ajax youth academy and has been in the senior Dutch side since 2008.