Roma are understood to have made a move for Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre.
The 30-year-old has been at Old Trafford for nine-years following his move from Internazionale but he is now down the pecking order under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Bordeaux are keen for Silvestre to return to France in an initial loan, but their director Marius Tresor revealed that Roma have already made a move to take him back to Serie A.
"I am afraid the situation with Silvestre has been complicated," Tresor told RTL.
"I met him recently and he told me he had just been contacted by Roma.
"Both clubs are interested in the player, but there is the risk he'll find a permanent transfer to Roma more attractive than a loan to Bordeaux."
Silvestre lasted just one season in Italy last time as he failed to make an impact with Inter, but he has performed admirably during his time with United and could now be tempted by a move to Rome.
Silvestre missed most of last season with a knee ligament injury and only returned to action in April.