Roma deny Daniele De Rossi will be sold
Thursday 14 July 2011
Midfielder Daniele De Rossi wants to remain at Roma, according to club sporting director Walter Sabatini.
De Rossi has been strongly linked with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, but Sabatini is confident the player will stay at the Stadio Olimpico.
"Regarding De Rossi, there is no doubt that Roma wants to keep him," said Sabatini. "We will negotiate his contract renewal.
"His intentions are to remain at Roma."
Sabatini also hopes Montenegrin forward Mirko Vucinic will remain at the club next season.
Vucinic is in pre-season training with Roma but wants to leave the Giallorossi outfit after a strained relationship with the supporters last term.
The 27-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Juventus in recent months, while Blackburn have also been mentioned as possible suitors.
"Mirko has endured a negative atmosphere," said Sabatini. "But I consider him a great player who has room for improvement.
"He could become an even more important player for Roma and I would like him to remain.
"We will see how he (Vucinic) experiences the first few days of training and what his relationship will be with the staff.
"If he should leave, he will not be included in an exchange deal or sold cheaply.
"He is one of the few players in Italy that can determine the result of a game on his own."
Vucinic scored 10 goals in 28 appearances to help Roma finish sixth in Serie A and is under contract with the club until June 2013.
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