Hyypia impresses Roma

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Roma have been impressed with Sami Hyypia's tremendous performances in the UEFA Champions League.

The Liverpool stopper was in superb form during his side's goalless draw at Juventus that clinched a semi-final spot with Chelsea in Europe's premier competition.

Watching representatives from the Giallorossi were so enthusiastic about the Finland international's qualities that they may consider a summer bid for the Reds defender.

Rafa Benitez will want to retain Hyypia but the centre back is out of contract in 2006, and has yet to sign fresh terms at Anfield.

Roma are seeking a replacement for Traianos Dellas, who is set to leave, but there has been no contact yet for Hyypia.

Another Champions League star being linked with Roma is Bayern Munich striker Claudio Pizarro.

The Peruvian has been trailed by scouts from the capital club for some time and an offer is expected to be tabled in the close season.

Pizarro is also out of contract in 2006 and Bayern Munich may decide to cash in on his talents if the price is right.