Roma are expected to meet Shakhtar Donetsk Coach Paulo Fonseca over the next few days, having offered a three-year contract.
The Portuguese tactician has become the absolute favourite to replace Claudio Ranieri at the Stadio Olimpico.
According to the Corriere dello Sport, a three-year deal worth €2.5m per season plus bonuses has been lined up.
RomaPress claim Roma contacted his agent Marco Abreu on Saturday and they’ll meet for negotiations over the next few days.
Shakhtar Donetsk appear to have given him the all-clear to leave Ukraine if a big offer arrives.
The only other contenders are Sinisa Mihajlovic, who seems inclined towards a Bologna extension, and Sassuolo boss Roberto De Zerbi.