Reports in Italy claim that Roma are ready to spend big in January to secure the services of Fiorentina star Adrian Mutu.
The Romanian international has been in fine form since moving to Tuscany from Juventus, with Rome-based newspaper Corriere della Serra reporting that Giallorossi are preparing to splash the cash.
The purse strings have been tight at the Stadio Olimpico in recent years, but it is believed that Coach Luciano Spalletti will be given money to spend when the transfer window opens on January 1.
After falling behind Inter in this year’s Scudetto race Roma are reportedly prepared to splash the cash to keep up with their big-spending rivals.Spalletti’s main target is thought to be another striker to bolster his options in attack, with Francesco Totti and Mirko Vucinic his only choices at the moment.
However, there is no guarantee that Mutu would want to leave the Viola, as the 28-year-old has repeatedly announced he is happy in FlorencesourceAccording to reports in the Italian press, Roma will look to sign Real Madrid winger Arjen Robbern if Amantino Mancini leaves the club.
Mancini’s contract with the Giallorossi runs out in 2009, and his wage demands are making a renewal looking very unlikely.
Unless a compromise can be reached very soon it seem inevitable that the Brazilian will be sold in the very near future, with French champions Lyon the favourites to secure his signature.
If Mancini did leave, Roma will bid for Real Madrid’s Arjen Robben as a replacement.source