Roma are said to be closing in on Porto's unsettled midfielder Fernando after his row with club staff.
The 24-year-old Brazilian, full name Fernando Francisco Reges, joined the Portuguese giants in June 2007.
His contract expires in 2014 and a renewal is unlikely following reports of a row with Porto directors.
Fernando had also been linked with Chelsea, Juventus, Inter and Milan earlier this season.
It is reported that Roma are close to clinching a deal for the defensive midfielder.