AS Roma coach Luis Enrique is confident Daniele de Rossi will sign a new contract.
De Rossi has been linked with a move away, as his contract expires in June 2012.
"De Rossi is a midfield maestro and can play in any area of the midfield. He is a reference point and I asked the club to keep him," said Enrique.
"I also know he wants to stay here. I'm sure a renewal will happen, although I couldn't say when."
"We'll see, they could play. The important thing is that they are settling into the group. Winning or losing in a friendly is irrelevant."