AS Roma cannot afford to lose Daniele de Rossi, says teammate Miralem Pjanic.

De Rossi is still haggling over new terms with the Giallorossi.

"I don't even want to think about it," the Bosnian declared. "He is a player that is so strong, I hope that he stays.

"It would be hard to lose a player that is so influential, the team would remain strong, if weakened, but the Coach and the directors will do their best to keep him.

"The objectives would be the same though, the club has ambitious goals."