Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has insisted the future of the club is more important than his contract.
De Rossi has spent his whole career with the Italian capital outfit but is in the final year of his current deal and talks over an extension have not run smoothly.
If an agreement cannot be reached quickly then Roma risk losing him for nothing next summer, with Manchester City among those believed to be monitoring the situation.
De Rossi admits it may be better for Roma to let him leave and strengthen the squad, but he has no worries about the club going forward.
"Regardless of what happens with my contract and my future, the most important thing is the future of Roma," he told Rai sport after Italy's 3-0 victory over Northern Ireland on Tuesday.
"Who knows, they might save the money from my contract and spend it on improving the squad. I see good things moving in the club and that bodes well for the future of the Giallorossi."
Roma face city rivals Lazio on Sunday and De Rossi admits that he still gets nervous about the derby, although he has learnt how to bring it under control.
He said: "I do feel the derby very strongly. It's true that in the past, when I was young, I didn't sleep the night before and as a result never had a good performance. I am calmer now."