Liverpool expressed an interest in Fabio Borini before he joined Roma from Parma on transfer deadline day.
The Italian Under-21 international only joined the Tardini outfit in the summer, but he now finds himself on loan in the Italian capital.
"Parma did well to believe in him when his contract at Chelsea ran out," agent Marco De Marchi noted.
"Then Roma invested heavily on him which confirmed that the player has some extraordinary ability, as you can see from his performances for the Italian Under-21 side.
"The player was liked by a lot of other clubs, sides such as Liverpool and Hamburg came after him too."