AS Roma are finalising a deal for Fulham striker Clint Dempsey, it has been revealed.

Gazzetta dello Sport says Roma tabled a bid for the USA international on Sunday - which fell close to Fulham's valuation.

Liverpool are also chasing Dempsey, but have been unable to strike terms with the Cottagers.

Roma, also under American ownership, are now favourites for Dempsey's signature.