Roma are in pole position to sign Mehdi Benatia from Udinese, reports the Corriere dello Sport.
The Moroccan international has asked the Bianconeri to leave this summer and numerous clubs have made approaches.
Although strong links with Napoli and Milan, it appears that the 26-year-old will be heading to the Italian capital.
Defender Benatia, who joined the Stadio Friuli outfit in 2010, will reportedly cost the Giallorossi about €6m.
Benatia scored two goals in 19 League games for Udinese this season.