He will be a free agent in June 2012 and the Giallorossi risk losing one of their top stars for nothing.
“My contract will be discussed along with the club,” said De Rossi after Italy’s win over the Faroe Islands.
“We’re battling over it and negotiating. Obviously I would like to earn a little more, while the club wants to spend less. It’s only normal and happens at every club.
“Am I ready to sign a blank contract to stay at Roma? No.”