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Roma chief Fenucci: Man City were never close to landing De Rossi

AS Roma have detailed Manchester City's failed bid for Daniele de Rossi. City made a bid for the Italian international, only for the midfielder to commit his future to his hometown club.

"Real talks never really started and, in reality, we didn't spend a lot of time listening to offers," chief operating officer Claudio Fenucci told Sky Sport Italia.

"There was no real conviction from us to do a deal. Before selling him we would have thought long and hard about it.

"We heard what their offer was, but, I repeat, negotiations didn't begin."

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