Julio Baptista's agent has claimed he is in discussions with Inter Milan over a possible switch.
The Brazilian forward has fallen out of favour at Roma and has been tipped to secure a move away from the Stadio Olimpico this summer.
Baptista ruled out a return to England earlier this week following a largely frustrating season on loan with Arsenal in 2006/7.
Inter Milan are now thought to be leading the chase for Baptista's signature and his representative Herminio Menendez says negotiations with the Serie A champions are ongoing.
"We are talking to Inter for his transfer," Menendez told romagiallorossa.com.
"He could join them on a permanent transfer.
"As far as I know, Baptista has not spoken to Roma.
"The negotiations must be completed soon because on Monday the transfer window ends."