Italian media claim Manchester City are lining up a new £25m offer to tempt Daniele De Rossi away from Roma.
It is no secret that Roberto Mancini admires the World Cup winning midfielder and wants him at his disposal.
According to La Stampa newspaper this morning, rumours are swirling around the City training camp in Innsbruck that a new bid for De Rossi is on the table.
The Citizens are prepared to offer around £25m - €30m – to sway Roma’s minds.
De Rossi only extended his contract in February, holding him to the Olimpico until June 2017.
The Giallorossi are not in Europe this season after failing to qualify under Luis Enrique, but have new Coach Zdenek Zeman at the helm.