Roma short on strikers for Basel battle

ROME - AS Roma will again be without forwards Mirko Vucinic, Adriano and Jeremy Menez for Tuesday's Champions League Group E match at home to Basel while midfielder Daniele De Rossi will also miss out.

The club said in a statement that the quartet had still not recovered from injuries which made them miss Saturday's 2-1 Serie A win over Genoa.

Francesco Totti and Marco Borriello are therefore expected to again lead the line on Tuesday, with Roma looking for their second win having beaten CFR Cluj last time out.

Roma are up for sale after racking up large debts and major creditor UniCredit bank is trying to find a buyer with reports saying up to 12 parties are interested including several from abroad.