Roma are ready to move for Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko.

Gazzetta dello Sport says Roma will sign Shevchenko should Manchester United come in with a major offer for Mirko Vucinic.

Roma coach Luciano Spalletti is a big fan of the Ukraine international striker, who won the Ballon d'Or in 2004.

Sheva would be prepared to take a considerable pay cut to join Roma, who have some fairly hefty financial difficulties.