After Ashley Cole left the Stadio Olimpico last week, the Lupi are looking to sign another Blues defender but high wages could put paid to the deal.
Roma are considering a move for unsettled Chelsea defender Gary Cahill before the transfer window closes next week.
The England international only signed a new contract eight weeks ago but has only started five games for Chelsea in the last two months.
Interim boss Guus Hiddink will not want to let Cahill go unless the London club receive a substantial offer, even with the defender looking for more game time in order to secure a spot in England’s Euro 2016 squad.
The Giallorossi, who saw one former Chelsea man Ashley Cole move to LA Galaxy earlier this week, want to strengthen their back-line in order to push for Champions League qualification and according to the London Evening Standard, believe Cahill could add experience to their defence.
New Roma coach Luciano Spalletti does have money to spend after letting forward Gervinho move to Chinese side Hebei China Fortune for €15 million.
One stumbling block for a move for Cahill would be his wages as the former Bolton defender is paid €130,000 a week, which is likely to be out of Roma’s price range.
Roma have already been busy in the transfer window, signing Stephan El Shaarawy on loan until the end of the season with an option to make the move permanent.