Roma will look to complete a double swoop on Arsenal and Manchester City misfits Maicon and Gervinho before the end of the transfer window.
The Gunners are willing to offload the Ivorian forward as they aim to reshape their attacking options after an eighth consecutive season without any silverware
The 26-year-old did not fly out with Arsenal's 24-man squad that departed for Jakarta for the first leg of their Asia Tour yesterday, with the club putting his omission down to sickness. The forward is expected to hold talks with his suitors in the coming weeks
Olympique de Marseille are also keen to secure the services of the former Lille man who managed to score just five goals for Arsene Wenger's side last season. A reported fee of £7m would be enough to secure Gervinho's services, but the presence of Rudi Garcia at Roma may see the Ivorian favour a move to the Stadio Olympico.
The newly appointed Giallorossi boss coached Gervinho during perhaps his most successful seasons as a player with Lille between 2009 and 2011, bringing out the form that encouraged the Gunners to part with £10.8m two years ago.
Roma are busying themselves in the transfer market, having already secured a deal for Tin Jedvaj, the highly rated 17-year-old who was pursued by Tottenham before signing with the Italian giants this week.
The Serie A club could be set to continue their spending in the Premier League by offering Brazilian fullback Maicon a route back to Italy. The former Inter Milan man endured a torrid season with Manchester City last campaign, making just nine appearances after his arrival at the Etihad Stadium.
Whether the 31-year-old features in the plans of new City boss Manuel Pellegrini remains to be seen, but Roma are prepared to make a season long loan offer for the full back which may see City contribute a percentage of his wages, according to tutto mercato web.