Roma president Rosella Sensa has declared that Daniele De Rossi will never leave the club.
Speculation has mounted that the 26-year-old midfielder could be on his way to Real Madrid, while Premier League outfit Manchester City are also thought to have shown interest.
Madrid reportedly wanted to buy De Rossi last summer but the Giallorossi opted to keep the player, who is under contract at the Stadio Olimpico until June 2012.
With Jose Mourinho expected to leave Inter Milan and take the reins at the Bernabeu, the Italian press believe he wants to take De Rossi over to Spain with him.
But club president Sensa insists that the vice-captain will remain at Roma forever.
She told Il Messaggero: "Daniele will remain at Roma forever, Real can forget about him."
Meanwhile, De Rossi, who is currently training with Italy in preparation for next month's World Cup, added: "I don't know anything about Real's interest.
"To be linked with important clubs makes me happy because it's a sign that I'm doing things well.
"I would consider a move away only if the club tells me that for technical, tactical or financial reasons they must sell me.
"Would I have any problems working with (Jose) Mourinho? Absolutely not."