Manchester City remain in contact with Daniele de Rossi's camp.

Il Messaggero says a January move to City cannot be ruled out for the AS Roma midfield star, who is unhappy with the club's new contract offer recently tabled.

City have left their offer of €9 million-a-year with Sergio Berti, De Rossi's agent, while Roma's latest proposal is worth €4 million plus bonuses.

The massive difference in offers has seen De Rossi suspend talks with the Giallorossi as he considers his options.

 It's the home stretch! 24/7 click for the best coverage of Manchester City's final transfer market moves