Roma reportedly turned down an £18m offer for Erik Lamela, but Manchester City are prepared to increase their bid.
Last week there were claims in the Italian media that the Giallorossi rejected a proposal worth £18m.
Now the Daily Express suggest Manchester City are not stepping back due to that response, instead ready to raise their offer.
It is unlikely Roma will sell, as the 22-year-old has been their top scorer in Serie A this season with 15 goals.
The Argentine international can also take on numerous different roles, providing tactical versatility for the team.
Lamela is under contract until June 2016 and is currently negotiating an extension.
Manchester United and Chelsea are also reportedly interested in Lamela.