Manchester City told to forget De Rossi

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Roma general manager has moved to quash reports that Daniele de Rossi could soon leave the Serie A club to join Manchester City.

Rumours surrounding De Rossi’s future at the Stadio Olimpico have circulated in recent weeks following reports of a bust up between the Italian international and Roma boss Zeman Zdenek.

Manchester City were said to be monitoring developments ahead of a January move having failed to land the 29-year-old during the summer transfer window.

De Rossi held a press conference over the summer pledging his future to the Rome-based club, but the Citizens were believed to be increasingly optimistic of landing their man after recent events.

However Baldini, whose own future has been the subject of speculation amidst rumours of a role with Tottenham, says there is no chance De Rossi will be allowed to leave the club.

“De Rossi will play with us in the future, we won’t sell him,” Baldini told reporters at a press conference.

Despite the rumours about De Rossi’s bust up with Zdenek, Baldini praised the influence of the 65-year-, who is in his second spell in charge of Roma.

“Zeman is our coach and his decisions are good for us, with regard to big players like De Rossi and [Pablo] Osvaldo as well," Baldini commented.

“Zeman has the power to educate. We think that the squad is competitive enough to win soon.”

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