Rudi Garcia is hoping to add three defenders to Roma's squad following the departure of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and amid reports of Ashley Cole's departure.
Yanga-Mbiwa returned to his homeland of France on Friday after Lyon signed the central defender on a five-year deal, while fullback Cole had his Roma contract terminated with a year remaining according to The Guardian.
Roma has already recruited Edin Dzeko, Mohamed Salah and Wojciech Szczesny on loan deals but Garcia wants defensive reinforcements after watching Roma concede four goals in a 6-4 friendly win over Sevilla.
"There's work to be done, I'm waiting for two central defenders since Yanga-Mbiwa has left," the Frenchman told Roma TV. "Then we need a fullback, although [Vasilis] Torosidis had a great game. It was a great evening for the fans, but from the coach's point of view it's never good to concede four goals.
"The attack and midfield are fine, but I don't have much time to work on the defense as the new buys are arriving late. That’s OK though, we did it last year with [Kostas] Manolas and [Jose] Holebas, we'll do it again this year."