Italy coach Cesare Prandelli wants Daniele de Rossi to stay with AS Roma.
The midfielder is being linked with Chelsea this week.
"I hope that Daniele stays at Roma," Prandelli told RAI.
"I know what Daniele feels for the city of Rome and for Roma.
"If he left then it may be a defeat for him on a personal level, but on a professional level he could actually improve."