New Roma owner James Pallotta believes he has convinced Daniele De Rossi that his future would be best served in the Italian capital.
The midfielder is yet to agree an extension to his current contract, casting doubt over his long-term commitment to the club.
The likes of Manchester City and Chelsea have been alerted to his potential availability and are ready to swoop if the transfer door swings open.
Roma, though, are doing all they can to tie De Rossi down on fresh terms, with extension talks having dragged on for some considerable time now.
Pallotta has added his voice to those calling on the World Cup winner to stay true to his roots, and he says a new deal is edging closer.
"De Rossi? I think we are closer to him signing after a short conversation we had the other day," Pallotta told Roma Channel.
"De Rossi and (Francesco) Totti have made me understand how much they love Roma.
"For this reason we want to keep them as long as possible. For me, they are Roma."
Pallotta has also revealed that coach Luis Enrique will be given funds to bolster his ranks during the winter transfer window.
"Our aim is to make the resources available that allow us to be a strong team for a long time," he added.
"Saying we want to claim the title within a certain period is not my job.
"All we can do is make the resources available and then it is up to the management team to make sure we arrive where we deserve to be."