Olympique Lyon are convinced they can prise Amantino Mancini away from Roma.

"The player is very interested in coming to Lyon," Lyon chief Bernard Lacombe revealed. "We know for certain that Amantino isn't on the best of terms with his boss Luciano Spalletti and he also doesn't get on with the captain Francesco Totti.

"We believe strongly in his will to move and that his agent will help him. We have the money waiting, but at the moment the transfer is being blocked at the highest level by Rosella Sensi."