Man City coach Gregucci: No bid planned for Roma's De Rossi

Manchester City coach Angelo Gregucci has played down talk of a bid for AS Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi. City boss Roberto Mancini is said to have demanded De Rossi's signing in January.

Manchester City coach Angelo Gregucci has played down talk of a bid for AS Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi.

City boss Roberto Mancini is said to have demanded De Rossi's signing in January.

But Gregucci says: "Right now, no negotiations are under way for De Rossi .

"Manchester City made its most important offer last summer, but Roma refused. The issue closed on 31 August 2012. The proposed figure? I would not say even under torture."

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