Olympique Marseille striker Ahmed Hossam Mido is joining Serie A team Roma, a source close to the French club claimed.

The 21-year-old Egypt international joined the Ligue 1 side last year after spells at Ajax Amsterdam and Celta Vigo.

Mido, who was reported to be unhappy with life at Marseille, had been linked with a move to the Premiership, with Manchester City reported to be keen to sign the striker. However, he appeared to have settled his differences with his club and was expected to stay in France for the forthcoming season.