Friday November 18 2011
‘De Rossi will extend at Roma’

Roma President Thomas Di Benedetto is confident that Daniele De Rossi will sign a new contract in the capital.

Talks regarding a renewal have stalled over personal terms, but the American is hopeful that the club won’t lose the Roman on a free transfer in the summer.

“I’m optimistic that he’ll stay,” the new owner noted. “Director general Franco Baldini is looking after the situation personally.

“I can’t say too much because negotiations are continuing, but I’m confident and I have faith in the ability of Baldini.”

The Italian international midfielder, brought up through the outfit’s youth system, is currently tied to the Stadio Olimpico outfit until June 2012.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini this morning revealed that his side would be keen on signing him should he become available in the summer.