Roma is due to be sold to American investors in 30 days, the club's current owners Italpetroli announced on Tuesday.
A consortium led by the Italo-American Thomas DiBenedetto, owner of the Boston Red Sox baseball team, will purchase the Serie A side for 200 million euros, according to a figure given by the Italian press.
"It has been decided to procede to a period of exclusive negotiation with the DiBenedetto AS Roma LLC company which has presented the most competitive offer we have received," Italpetroli, the company owned by the Sensi family, said.
The Sensi family, for whom Rosella Sensi is the Roma club president, owes money to Unicredit bank and in July 2010 entered an agreement giving the bank the right to sell its assets, amongst them Roma, to recoup the debt.
Thomas R. DiBenedetto made his fortune in consulting, property and marketing and claims to have extensive experience managing a sports organisation.