Roma have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Filip Jankovic from Red Star Belgrade in the summer of 2013.
According to the Gazzetta dello Sport on Monday, the Giallorossi will hand over a transfer fee of €3m for the attacking midfielder.
Jankovic, still just 17, is considered as the new Robert Prosinecki in his homeland. He will be allowed to stay with Red Star before moving in 18 months' time.
Giallorossi sporting director Walter Sabatini is understood to have gone to watch the player in action during the latter part of 2011.
Sabatini is known for signing young foreign players with bright futures after netting Javier Pastore at Palermo and Erik Lamela for the capital club.