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Roma to be sold to US investors - report

A group of American investors are close to agreeing a deal to buy Serie A club Roma, according to reports in the Italian press on Wednesday.

La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that the leader of the group is 60-year-old businessman Thomas R. Di Benedetto, who is president of global consultancy firm Boston International Group.

Di Benedetto is also partner in New England Sports Ventures (NESV), the parent company of Liverpool FC and baseball team Boston Red Sox, and was seen at the Stadio Olimpico on September 25 when Roma defeated Inter Milan.

Roma president Rosella Sensi revealed last July that she intended to sell the club, and put Unicredit bank in charge of finding a buyer.

Representatives from Unicredit reportedly flew out to New York on Tuesday for an eight-hour meeting at Di Benedetto's offices in Manhattan regarding a possible takeover.

It is believed another appointment is scheduled for Wednesday morning, leading to speculation that an announcement over Roma's future may be imminent.

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