Fabio Borini's agent reveals Roma pushed through their move for the striker after Liverpool got involved.
The Under-21 international was out of contract at Chelsea and joined Parma this summer, but on transfer deadline day completed his move to Roma.
“Roma's interest in Borini was born a month and a half ago,” agent Marco De Marchi told Trs radio.
“At the time they were asking for co-ownership, but Parma said no. The negotiations had a decisive push forward in the last seven days of the transfer session.
“Liverpool also stepped in with an important proposal and at that point Roma stepped up their efforts, making it clear they were very interested and did not want to let this talent slip away from them.”
Although he spent much of his youth at Chelsea, Borini barely featured for the Stamford Bridge side.
“He has the physique of a sprinter, but the heart of a marathon runner. Thanks to Chelsea and their infrastructure, they were able to help him grow in athletic terms.
“Borini is a striker, so has that instinct, but first of all looks to work hard for the team. He wants to prove himself to Luis Enrique and we realise this is a great opportunity for him.”