Sheikh Adnan Adel Aref al Qaddumi al Shtewi insists he's a big AS Roma fan.

Sheikh Adnan has taken out investment in the club.

"Roma are a symbol for Italy," he told Adnkronos. "We are still in the middle of negotiations and these are particularly intense days.

"I really like the team and am passionate about football and the Giallorossi. My passion for Roma certainly pushed me towards making this step.

"The first thing one things about when mentioning Italy is Roma."