Francesco Totti.

Francesco Totti reportedly set to move to New York Comsos

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Sorry Leicester City fans, you may be in pole position to win the Premier League but you won't be getting your hands on another Italian legend to go alongside Claudio Ranieri.

Apparently, The Foxes have been courting A.S. Roma star Francesco Totti in recent months with the view to a move to the East Midlands for the 2016/17 Premier League season.

However, according to a report from Sky Sports News - citing Sky Italia - Totti will be rejecting Leicester's advances and instead head to North America to close out his esteemed career.


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Moving to America

Totti, who has to go down as one of the greatest Italian players of his generation and arguably the best player in Roma history, will instead be headed to the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League (NASL).

It appears that Ranieri himself was pushing to make a deal for Totti happen, but he hasn't been able to sway the Italian.

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"Claudio Ranieri had attempted to make contact with his compatriot last month by offering him a one-year deal at the King Power next season," the Sky Sports report stated.

"However, the 39-year-old is understood to be favouring a move to the States and has been in contact with the New York Cosmos, according to our colleagues at Sky Italia."


Out of Favour

While Totti may be a legend in the capital, he isn't looked upon that favourably by Roma head coach Luciano Spalletti or the club president. 

Spalletti and Totti reportedly got in a bust-up at the weekend after the coach was unhappy with Totti's play, with the two apparently having to be separated after a war of words broke out.

Then there is Roma president James Pallotta, who was recently filmed suggesting Totti should retire. He has played in just eight games this season.

It should come as no surprise that the 39-year-old has not been offered a contract by the Giallorossi for next season.

If Totti was to leave Roma, it would end his 23-year professional career with the team having made his debut as a fresh-faced 16-year-old way back in 1993. He is the team's all-time leading goalscorer and will forever be ingrained into Roma history.


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