New Roma coach Cesare Prandelli has revealed he would like to raid his old club Parma as he tries to bring in new players to the cash-strapped Serie A club.
Prandelli replaced Fabio Capello at Roma after the former Milan coach agreed to take over at Juventus.
“To be honest I would like to bring with me many of those lads who pushed Parma to fifth place this season,” Prandelli told newspaper La Gazzetta di Parma.
“I don’t want to pressure the club now, but we’ll make our decisions during the summer.”
Among those who could switch to Roma are Matteo Ferrari and Alberto Gilardino, both of whom were linked with a move to the capital before Prandelli’s arrival.
“We had been talking about it for a week before hand, but I had taken my time to look over my various options,” added Prandelli.
“In the final couple of days Roma really put pressure on and we came to an agreement.
“The idea of starting up a new project convinced me this was the right choice.
“Roma have an excellent youth academy and it’ll take a little time and patience to mould the side, so I accepted this post as a long-term project and not one where I would be expected to bring in the Scudetto immediately.”