Roma midfielder and reported Manchester City target Daniele De Rossi has insisted the future of the club is more important than his contract reports skysports.com.
The 28-year-old Italian international is in the final twelve months of his contract with the club he has spent his entire career, and has attracted attention from a number of sides across Europe.
"Regardless of what happens with my contract and my future, the most important thing is the future of Roma," Dee Rossi told Rai sport after Italy's 3-0 victory over Northern Ireland on Tuesday.
"Who knows, they might save the money from my contract and spend it on improving the squad."
Citizens boss Roberto Mancini is a known admirer of De Rossi, and tried to bring him to the Etihad Stadium in the summer, only for the player to reaffirm his commitment to the Serie A outfit.
But as contract negotiations remain up in the air, Manchester City could be poised to renew interest in the player when the transfer window reopens in January.
"I see good things moving in the club," De Rossi continued. "And that bodes well for the future of the Giallorossi."