AS Roma sports chief Walter Sabatini is making a play for Palermo centre-forward Abel Hernandez.

Sabatini has been given a healthy budget to find a new striker signing this month and he is keen on Hernandez, says Corriere dello Sport.

It was Sabatini, while in charge at Palermo, who brought the Uruguayan to Sicily.

Should Roma convince Palermo to sell Hernandez, they will seek a buyer for Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.

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