Roma is on the market as creditor bank, Unicredit, has confirmed that the club has been put up for sale.
Outgoing president Rosella Sensi agreed to a debt resettlement plan in July which saw her assets in Roma pass over to Italian banking group Unicredit.
And, after consultation with Sensi, Unicredit’s vice-managing director has confirmed the club has now nbeen put up for sale.
“The procedure for the sale and exploration of the market has now begun and it is in total agreement with the Sensi family.”
Rothschild group have been appointed to find a buyer for the club, with Il Corriere dello Sport reporting that the vice president of oil company LUKOIL, Leonid Fedun, was interested in purchasing a controlling stake, but LUKOIL had no comment.
Reports suggest the Russian wants to acquire 50 per cent now, and then a remaining 35 per cent in two years.
Roma shares were up 10 percent at 1.210 euros at 1209 GMT.