Giallorossi looking to take early lead in race for youngster.
Roma will reportedly target Hellas Verona starlet Juan Manuel Iturbe at the end of the season according to speculation in the Italian media.
The 20-year-old has made an immediate impression on some of the bigger clubs in Italy after an impressive start at the Stadio Bentegodi.
While he only has two goals in eight games in Serie A so far this season, his all round performances have caught the eye of a number of admirers and it is expected that he will be in high demand next summer.
Iturbe joined the promoted outfit on loan from Porto this past summer, and while the South American is expected to cost anything between €12m and €20m, Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini is said to be impressed with him.
According to Corriere dello Sport, the capital club will make initial enquiries to find out his availability with a view to signing him in the summer as reported by Football Italia.
Given his loan status it puts Verona in a weak position regarding his long-term future, with coach Andrea Mandorlini also revealing that the club will find it difficult to hang on to some of their brighter talents.
Midfielder Jorginho has also been linked with an exit at the end of the season, although his immediate thoughts will be on helping to maintain their current run of form.
Verona currently sit in sixth place in Serie A with seven wins from their 12 games so far this season, and with a formidable home record which has seen them win all six games, they will be hopeful of avoiding an immediate return to Serie B.