AS Roma are determined to fight off any bid from Manchester City for midfielder Daniele de Rossi.

Rome sources say the Giallorossi expect a bid to soon be tabled by City for their star man.

City boss Roberto Mancini has been a long-term fan of De Rossi and hopes to convince Roma to sell for £25 million.

For the moment, no fax has been received at Trigoria, with Roma officials adamant they're determined to give any City offer short shrift should one arrive.