Roma have revealed they will not be making any moves to sign Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi.
The 25-year-old is currently recovering from a recurrence of a cruciate injury in his right knee that he sustained in April.
Rossi, an Italy international, has been linked with a return to his homeland for some time, but this injury has cooled Roma's interest.
"We had shown an interest in Giuseppe Rossi," said Roma general director Franco Baldini to tuttomercatoweb.com.
"However, he had another serious knee injury and he will not return to play until March.
"Hence, he cannot be considered a target in our transfer market."
Rossi, who is under contract with the Spanish outfit until June 2016, is a reported target of Juventus, Napoli and Inter Milan after Villarreal were relegated to the second division.