Roma's Nicolas Burdisso has revealed Javier Pastore would like to join him in the capital, but it may be too late as Palermo already have an offer from abroad for the playmaker.
Pastore, 22, is currently with Burdisso at the Copa America, and he has been linked with a number of top European clubs including Manchester United, Chelsea, Juventus, Roma and Barcelona.
The defender is hoping his compatriot could end up as a club team-mate.
"I spoke with him and he told me he wants to come to Roma, but it's not just down to him," Buridsso told Il Romanista.
"I don't know about his price, but he really is a strong player. He has the mentality and can still improve plenty.
"He has adapted well to Italian football and he could be very good for us."
However, the capital club's sporting director, Walter Sabatini has said he likes Pastore but Palermo are asking too much.
Maurizio Zamparini, the Sicilian club's president, claimed he already has a €50 million offer, and added that the attacker would likely play in Spain or England.
Pastore scored 11 goals in 35 games for Palermo last season as Delio Rossi's outfit reached the Coppa Italia final and finished eighth in Serie A.