Marco Borriello's agent admits the decision by Roma to make the striker available for transfer was a 'surprise'.
It emerged over the weekend that Borriello is up for sale to make way for Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, who will be signed from Espanyol for €15m (£13m).
Borriello only sealed his move to Roma in June from AC Milan following a successful loan spell at Stadio Olimpico.
The 29-year-old will continue to train with the club's first team, although his agent Tiberio Cavalleri remains baffled by the situation.
"While he remains at Roma, he will train at the head of the group," explained Cavalleri.
"The news he was on the market was a surprise, above all considering the fact they only bought him out from Milan on June 26."
Even more puzzling is that Borriello featured in the club's Europa League clash against Slovan Bratislava, meaning he is cup-tied until January.
"If they wanted to release Borriello, then all they had to do was leave him on the bench against Slovan Bratislava," Cavalleri added. "I think the club isn't communicating with the coach (Luis Enrique).
"The fact he has already played in Europe vastly limits Marco's options on the transfer market. Last season he scored 17 goals, he got 54 in the last three campaigns."