De Rossi rumours denied
Roma coach Luis Enrique has quashed speculation about the future of midfielder Daniele De Rossi, insisting he wants to stay at the club.
Last Updated: 24/08/11 4:31pm
Roma coach Luis Enrique has quashed speculation about the future of midfielder Daniele De Rossi, insisting that he wants to stay at the club.
De Rossi has yet to agree a new contract at the Stadio Olimpico, with his current deal expiring next year.
That fuelled rumours the Serie A club were prepared to cash in on the player rather than risk losing him on a free transfer next summer.
The Italy international is rumoured to be a target for Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, with Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea also linked with the 28-year-old.
However, Enrique has played down such suggestions, revealing that talks were ongoing about a new contract and the player was keen to stay at the club.
"Daniele's contract expires next year and he is in negotiations to extend it," said Enrique.
"He wants to remain and the club wants to keep him and I can only speak highly of him.
"The two sides must find an agreement."