Roma continue their push for Villarreal and Brazil striker Nilmar, as emissaries fly out to Spain today for talks.
The Giallorossi have been focused on signing the hitman, whose price-tag is around €24m.
They have to make a breakthrough before August 17, when Villarreal play Odense in the Champions League preliminary round.
If he takes part in that game, then Nilmar would not be eligible to feature for Roma in the Europa League.
According to the Corriere dello Sport, this is why Roma director Walter Sabatini is flying out to Spain for negotiations later today.
An alternative would be Palermo striker Abel Hernandez.