Mirko Vucinic's future at Roma remains up in the air, according to the club's sporting director Walter Sabatini.
The Montenegro international has become disillusioned with life in the capital after dropping down the pecking order following a loss of form last season.
Juventus are heading the queue for his signature, but Blackburn Rovers have not given up hope of luring the 27-year-old to the Premier League.
A transfer is by no means a formality, though, with Sabatini suggesting Roma wish to convince the striker to stay at the Stadio Olimpico.
He told TeleRadioStereo: "I tried to get him to think positively. He is very bitter.
"I remind everyone that Vucinic is a champion who has the technical ability only possessed by five or six players in Europe.
"The affection of fans is required for all players, especially for someone like him because he feels this low esteem.
"These are things that can be recovered with the help of Mirko. People have to tune into the psychology of the players, but players must also make their contribution."
Sabatini added that Vucinic has been asked to consider his future while on holiday, but admits the player will be sold if he returns with the same attitude.
He said: "If, on his holidays, Mirko finds the necessary serenity to be a Roma player her will make us win many games. If this does not happen, he will be a player on the market."