Roberto Mancini’s former agent “can confirm the interest in Daniele De Rossi and an offer could be up to the task” from Manchester City.
The Roma midfielder has long been a favourite for Mancini, who reportedly saw a £23m bid rebuffed this summer.
“I can confirm the interest in De Rossi,” Mancini’s former agent and friend Giorgio De Giorgis told Tele Radio Stereo.
“Mancini really likes De Rossi and an offer could be up to the task, seeing as so far Manchester City haven’t done much on the transfer market.
“Roma consider the player to be unsellable, but I don’t know if De Rossi’s agent Sergio Berti really is in Manchester, as the media have claimed.”
Earlier this month Roma director Walter Sabatini warned the Italy midfielder is “worth over €100m” – around £78.5m.
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