Roma are being linked with a triple swoop for Napoli pair Amadou Diawara and Dries Mertens, plus Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen.
According to Corriere dello Sport, although Roma did not entertain the idea of Napoli sending players in exchange for Kostas Manolas during recent negotiations, they opened a ‘parallel channel’.
The newspaper explains the Giallorossi used the opportunity to ‘ask’ for Diawara and Mertens.
The midfielder is expected to move on this summer after a continued failure to break into the Partenopei’s first team.
His Belgian teammate, meanwhile, remains a key player for Carlo Ancelotti but has only a year left on his contract and turned 32 last month.
Elsewhere, Mundo Deportivo claims Roma are ready to revive their interest in Cillessen.
The newspaper writes the Dutchman has a €30m release clause but warns the Lupi have competition from Champions League qualifiers Valencia.