Roma have finally sealed the signing of Lecce's highly-rated striker Mirko Vucinic.
The Montenegrin star has long been a target for Luciano Spalletti's side and the Giallorossi have now brought him to Stadio Olimpico.
Firm details of the deal are yet to emerge, but it is thought that the 22-year-old will join on loan as part of a joint ownership agreement, with a view to a permanent switch in a year's time.
Roma have been courting Vucinic for the best part of a year and looked close to prising him from Lecce after the club's relegation from Serie A in April.
The striker then missed out on the World Cup finals due to injury but Vucinic can now look forward to extending his top flight career which has seen him score 29 goals in 83 matches so far.
Lecce sporting director Guido Angelozzi confirmed the news, stating in the process that Vucinic had a number of clubs waiting in the wings to pounce if Roma had not closed the deal.
"Vucinic is a Roma player," Angelozzi told Radio Radio.
"The last things have been defined and the player goes to the capital city.
"Roma did a really big coup. Should they have waited again, the player could have gone to another big side."
Meanwhile, Livorno are hoping to sign Ghanaian international Samuel Kuffour from Roma before the transfer window closes.
The Tuscan side's president Aldo Spinelli confirmed that he is hoping to beat the deadline to bring the former Bayern Munich stopper to the Armando Picchi.
"We will meet with Roma officials and see what happens," said Spinelli.
"The negotiation is opened."