Major Roma shareholder Italpetroli have admitted they are auditing and checking an offer made by Vinicio Fioranelli, who is head of a Swiss-German conglomerate that wishes to purchase the capital club.
"With reference to reports in the press today," began a press release, according to Goal.com Italia, "at the express request of
Compagna Itapetroli as an indirect parent of AS Roma SpA, states that there are
still ongoing audits by part of the Italpetroli Company and its financial
advisor Mediobanca, which has been previously disclosed to the public regarding the concrete offer at the time represented by Mr. Fioranello, on behalf of
a company under Swiss law, to acquire shares in control of AS Roma, as
well as on economic and financial capacity of the company."
President Rosella Sensi has continually denied the club will be sold, but after a disappointing campaign many fans have been eager for the club to come under new ownership, especially in order to solve their financial woes.
Roma finished in sixth place in Serie A in the 2008-09 campaign and did not qualify for the Champions League.
Adam Scime, Goal.com