Sky Sport Italia is reporting former Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has decided to retire from professional football.
De Rossi ended his career-long association with Roma in May and had initially been tipped to join an MLS club or Boca Juniors.
It was then reported he had become open to the idea of staying in Serie A, with Fiorentina the frontrunners.
However, Sky is now echoing Il Tempo in claiming the veteran will hang up his boots shortly and focus on coaching.
The World Cup winner, whose father Alberto is in charge of the Giallorossi’s Primavera team, turns 36 later this month.