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