Italpetroli, the Sensi family holding company which currently controls Roma, is set to announce a takeover from a conglomerate headed up by Italian businessman and football agent Vinicio Fioranelli today, according to Sky Sport Italia.
Negotiations have rumbled on for weeks, and it now seems a deal has been struck and an official announcement is expected later today. Italian investment company Mediobanca have given the deal the go-ahead and it is expected Fioranelli will purchase Sensi's 67 percent stake for around €300million.
Roma have always denied the reports of a takeover bid, but it is said a deal is in place after talks overnight. The deal is being seen as positive by many as it is claimed Fioranelli will invest large sums of cash in the transfer market in order to make the squad more competitive with Serie A's big three.
Il Corriere Dello Sport reports Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuan and Wesley Sneijder will be the Giallorossi's first two objectives when the new owners take their place at the club.
In addition, voices imply former sporting director Franco Baldini, who is currently Fabio Capello's right-hand man with England, will be brought back to the club.
An official statement from Italpetroli confirming the deal is expected to follow this afternoon.
Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com