Matteo Ferrari looks set to shun purported interest from Chelsea to stay at Roma.
The Italian international has been in impressive form for the Roman club this term and with Chelsea looking for defensive cover - Jose Mourinho reportedly looked into landing the 27-year-old former Everton man.
Ferrari's agent Gianni Corci confirmed Mourinho was a fan of his charge, but he insists a new deal at The Stadio Olimpico is his priority.
"Jose Mourinho knows Ferrari well and this is why, when Matteo played against Chelsea for Everton, he spoke very highly of him," Corci told Teleradiostereo Sport.
"Ferrari suits the English game, both for his technical and physical attributes, but it's clear he wants to continue with Roma.
"We have a strong rapport with the Giallorossi directors and plan to carry on this relationship.
"We want to extend our contract, although it has to be said matters haven't improved by much.
"Even if in Italy too there are prestigious sides interested in Matteo, who have made some interesting approaches, we are perfectly relaxed. Roma are in our minds."
Meanwhile, Francesco Tavano has completed his loan move to the club from Valencia.
Roma agreed the deal last month and have now finalised the deal with a view to a permanent deal in the summer.
Roma are also ready to seal the signing of Toulouse defender Jeremy Mathieu on loan for the rest of the season with a view to a permanent deal.