Roma striker set to join Fulham

Fulham are keen to sign the 20-year-old on a loan deal and it is expected that Roma will allow the youngster to leave following their signing of Luca Toni from Bayern Munich.

“Sporting director (Daniele) Prade has not long returned,” Domenico Scopelliti told

“I think that Roma and Fulham will talk in the next two days. It’s important that the two clubs talk to each other.

“I think that Stefano is the right age for such a move.

“To play in the Premier League is not just a stroll, it’s not something everyone can do.

“Fulham were interested last year as well and that could only make us happy.

“He has the right characteristics to do well in the Premier League.

“Hodgson has said some really good things about Stefano. It’s gratifying that a coach of his calibre expressed himself in this way.”