Roma have insisted star midfielder Daniele De Rossi is not for sale despite speculation linking the Italy international with a move away.
The 26-year-old turned down a move to Real Madrid last summer and reports in Italy then claimed Roma snubbed a 45million euro bid from Manchester City earlier this month.
Despite City boss Roberto Mancini being a known admirer of the player, Roma technical director Bruno Conti insists De Rossi, who is expected to be a starter in Marcello Lippi's World Cup squad, is very much part of the future plans at Stadio Olimpico.
Conti said: "De Rossi is not for sale.
"In no eventual strategy in our market do we predict his possible sale."