Monaco coach Ricardo admits star forward Jeremy Menez could complete his move to Serie A side Roma in the next few days.
Menez has been courted for some time by the Italian club, who may have to shell out more than 15 million euros to secure the 21-year-old's signature.
But Ricardo is facing up to the fact the France hopeful, who is under contract at the principality club until the summer of 2010, is on the verge of leaving.
'There is a strong probability that the affair will sort itself out before the end of the week,' the Brazilian is quoted as saying in L'Equipe.
Ricardo has already seen striker Frederic Piquionne depart this summer.