Ivorian international closing in on reunion with former boss.
Roma director Walter Sabatini is in London on Friday in a bid to wrap up the signing of Arsenal forward Gervinho.
The Giallorossi have been heavily linked with a swoop for the winger all summer, with coach Rudi Garcia reportedly specifically requesting the star after working with him during their successful stint at Lille.
The 26-year-old enjoyed an initially strong start to life in England, but has since falling down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium and is believed to be open to an exit.
As a result, Sabatini has been filmed by Sky Sport Italia meeting with Arsenal officials in London, as he looks to finally complete a deal worth around €8m according to speculation, as reported by Football Italia.
Roma are looking to bolster their squad ahead of the new campaign, with Garcia already securing the signings of Kevin Strootman, Mehdi Benatia and Morgan De Sanctis.
Questions marks still surround the future of striker Pablo Osvaldo who continues to be linked with a move to England, but it remains unclear at this stage as to whether the interested parties are willing to meet his valuation.
Nevertheless, Gervinho is expected to be officially announced as a Roma player in the forthcoming days, but he will face stiff competition in his attempt to feature in the first-team.
Erik Lamela, Mattia Destro and Francesco Totti are expected to be the first choice attacking trio when the Serie A season gets underway, but the Ivory Coast international will likely provide some much needed depth and quality.