Sulley Muntari's agent has warned Portsmouth that they face competition in their bid to land his client.
The powerful midfielder remains one of Pompey boss Harry Redknapp's long-term targets, with the South Coast club having repeatedly failed in their efforts to land him in January.
It has previously been intimated that a deal to bring Muntari to England could nevertheless be concluded in the summer.
However, with agent Stefano Antonelli having confirmed that Roma may enter the race for Muntari's signature, it would appear Portsmouth still have it all to do to secure a player they have coveted for a considerable time.
"It is not so sure that he will go to play in England, as it seemed in January," Antonelli told magazine Guerin Sportivo.
"Muntari asked me if there were possibilities for a transfer to Roma, where he would return to coach Luciano Spalletti, who has a big faith in him."