Manchester City have dropped their pursuit of AS Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi.

Corriere della Sera says City have grown tired of Roma's dithering over whether they want to sell De Rossi and are now looking elsewhere.

Roma GM Franco Baldini confirmed they would listen to offers for the 29-year-old, then retracted those statements just a week later.

PSG are now regarded as favourites for De Rossi.