Man City boss Mancini desperate to land Roma ace De Rossi

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini remains keen on AS Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini remains keen on AS Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi.

The Independent says the 28-year-old has yet to agree terms on a new contract at his boyhood, home-town club, and though he has long insisted that his priority is to remain, should the impasse continue, the Serie A side will listen to offers of as little as £5m for the international.

The problem for City, though, is that Uefa's looming financial fair play legislation precludes them adding De Rossi's £200,000-a-week salary to their huge wage bill without first ridding themselves of the drain presented by paying Carlos Tevez not to play.

Lose the Argentine, and the Italian becomes a possibility, though AC Milan are also in contention.

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