Roma hoping to keep De Rossi
Roma have reiterated their belief that Daniele De Rossi will remain at the club beyond the transfer deadline.
Last Updated: 29/08/11 4:15pm
Roma have reiterated their belief that Daniele De Rossi will remain at the club beyond Wednesday's transfer deadline, as speculation continues over the midfielder's future.
The 28-year-old will be out of contract at the Stadio Olimpico next summer and, while Roma are hopeful of tying him to an extension, so far a new deal has not been agreed.
Roberto Mancini has declared an interest in De Rossi, saying he would be 'absolutely perfect for Manchester City' and describing him as 'one of the best midfielders in the world'.
Real Madrid have also been linked with a move for De Rossi but Roma owner Thomas DiBenedetto does not expect him to go anywhere.
DiBenedetto accepts that De Rossi will make the final decision but he believes the player is fully committed to Roma.
"Daniele is Roman and 100 per cent a Roma fan, a great player and one of real value to us," he told Sky Sports.
"We hope that he will keep on playing for Roma until the end of his career, but the final decision is his."