Roma confident over De Rossi
Zeman wants talisman to stay
By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @skygraemebailey. Last Updated: August 20, 2012 9:42am
Daniele De Rossi: Linked with Man City
Roma coach Zdenek Zeman is confident that Daniele De Rossi will shun a move to Manchester City and remain with the club.
De Rossi has called a media conference for Tuesday when he is expected to confirm his future plans.
Roberto Maninci is a confirmed fan of the 29-year-old Italian star, who only signed a new long-term deal with his hometown club in February.
Some reports in Italy have claimed that City are on the verge of agreeing a deal with both Roma and De Rossi.
But Zeman remains hopeful his midfield talisman will remain at the Stadio Olimpico.
"I am convinced that De Rossi stays with us," said Zeman.
"He is very important for us and the club has not asked me anything about him. I think he will remain.
"Has Mancini have ever called me? Several times, even when I was at Pescara last year. The last time I heard from him was three weeks ago. "