Italian international expected to leave capital club this summer.
Southampton have reportedly agreed a €18m fee with Roma to sign striker Pablo Osvaldo according to reports in the Italian media.
The Giallorossi are ready to offload their marksman after a troubled end to last season where he publicly criticised former coach Aurelio Andreazzoli.
It represented yet another disciplinary issue with the 27-year-old after previous falling-out with team-mates, and the club are also looking to balance the books this summer by selling one of their top stars.
Having signed the likes of Mehdi Benatia, Kevin Strootman and Gervinho this summer, the club have been looking to sell Osvaldo in order to avoid the prospect of losing one of the likes of Miralem Pjanic and Erik Lamela.
Tottenham have reportedly been monitoring the pair, but it is clear that the capital club are hopeful of holding on to the duo as well as talismanic midfielder Daniele De Rossi who has been of interest to Chelsea according to speculation in England.
According to Corriere dello Sport, Southampton have agreed a fee in the region of €18m and are set to offer the striker a four-year contract worth €2.5m as reported by Football Italia.
The likes of Fulham, Benfica and Tottenham have all been credited with an interest this summer, although it would appear that the Saints are in pole position to land his signature.
The former Espanyol star would be reunited with former boss Mauricio Pochettino, and will hope to continue his impressive goal-scoring record that he enjoyed in Italy despite his off-the-field problems.