Tuesday January 25 2011
Unicredit fly to the US to sell Roma?

Unicredit, the bank currently in charge of Roma, is in New York to hold talks about selling the club, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Roma were officially put up for sale in the summer and Unicredit contacted Rothschild to draw up a shortlist of prospective buyers.

La Gazzetta understands that Unicredit's vice director general Paolo Fiorentino and their lawyer Grimaldi Roberto Capelli are meeting American businessmen at their offices in Midtown New York with a view to closing a deal to sell the club.

This is not a routine visit, but rather a decisive one, according to the latest reports.

The Americans have apparently made an offer that Unicredit considers to be much more reliable than the ones they have received from within Italy.

Buying a club with a deficit of €35m to €40m and rendering it financial fair-play compliant certainly isn't easy.

La Gazzetta claims that this is the final straight and an agreement might be reached by January 31.

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