Roma continue their Premier League operations, as after links with Gervinho they are now tracking Darren Bent.
The Giallorossi and their American owners have repeatedly shown an interest in players who are plying their trade in England.
According to Calciomercato.it, Aston Villa are prepared to release the 29-year-old striker for approximately €7m - £6m.
Roma have approached the club, but not yet made a formal offer, as they are waiting to see what the competition is like from Premier League proposals.
Bent scored only three goals in 16 Premier League games last season, plus a further three between the League Cup and FA Cup.
This week the Stadio Olimpico side had also been linked with a bid for Arsenal forward Gervinho.
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