AS Roma chief Franco Baldini says there's too much speculation around Daniele de Rossi's deal.

The midfielder is a target for Manchester City with his contract due to expire in June.

"There is too much talk about De Rossi's contract, but I will just say he is someone we need. The whole world would like him in their teams. Clearly he is evaluating all the options at his disposal, while we are letting him know how important he is for us," said Baldini.