Roma back in for Lucio
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Samuel looks set to leave The Giallorossi at the end of the season with Chelsea bidding to take him to England although Real Madrid are also in the market for the Argentine.
Roma are now drawing up a list of replacements for Samuel's expected departure and Lucio is among their list of targets.
The capital side tried to buy the Brazilian international last season, but he snubbed their overtures to stay at the BayArena.
Lucio's agent Sandro Becker admitted he would have no problems entering into talks with Roma again over a possible move to the Stadio Olimpico.
"We haven't spoken to Roma representatives since June 2003, but we'd have absolutely no problems in starting talks again," said Becker.
"The negotiations failed last time because papers knew of the contract conditions before Lucio and this worried Lucio."
Lucio is set to leave Bayer this summer, but Roma will face a major fight to land the classy defender with the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus all interested in his services.