Il Messaggero maintains Roma have agreed terms with Kevin Strootman, but are yet to match PSV’s €15m asking price.
The Dutch international midfielder had already been heavily linked with Milan earlier this summer, but Roma appear to be in the lead now.
According to newspaper Il Messaggero, the club has agreed terms with the player, but are still in negotiations with PSV.
It is believed PSV Eindhoven are requesting €15m plus performance-related bonuses for the 23-year-old, but the Giallorossi want that whittled down to at most €11m.
PSV have already done business with Serie A in recent weeks, as Napoli bought Dries Mertens for €9.7m.