The agent of Daniele de Rossi can't guarantee him staying at AS Roma. De Rossi is out of contract in June and could join the likes of Manchester City, Inter or Manchester United on a free transfer.

"Maybe I was a little over the top with my optimism. The release clause is one of the contentious issues, so we could see a compromise," said Claudio Pasqualin.

"De Rossi wants to stay at Roma, even if as a professional he wants to optimise his situation. The contract expires in June and there is sufficient time for the situation to evolve.

"At the end of the day, this matter must conclude with what the player wants. An agent can work like crazy to convince his client of another solution, but it's always the player who puts pen to paper."