Roma coach Luis Enrique insists Manchester City target Daniele De Rossi wants to remain at the club.
The Italy international has yet to extend his contract with the Serie A outfit, with his current deal ending next summer.
City boss Roberto Mancini reportedly described De Rossi as "absolutely perfect" for his club although he too expects the midfielder to remain in Rome next season.
"Daniele's contract expires next year and he is in negotiations to extend it," said Luis 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."
De Rossi, 28, has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea among the clubs reportedly keen to acquire his services.