Wednesday January 26 2011
Americans close to buying Roma

A group of American investors are said to be very close to reaching an agreement to buy Roma after a lengthy round of talks in New York.

Unicredit, the bank currently in charge of Roma, flew to the States yesterday to meet the interested party at their offices in Midtown.

La Gazzetta dello Sport understands that a meeting lasted eight hours and that it went well with a deal very much on the cards.

Another appointment has been scheduled this morning, leading to speculation that an announcement could be made sooner rather than later.

Reports suggest that the leader of the American investors is a 60-year-old from Boston called Thomas Richard Di Benedetto.

He was seen at the Stadio Olimpico on September 25 when Mirko Vucinic scored an incredible goal to defeat champions Inter.

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