AS Roma chiefs are banking on Manchester City trying again for Daniele de Rossi.Sportmediaset says there's regret inside the Roma boardroom that they rejected City's €25 million offer for De Rossi in August.

The midfielder is now at odds with coach Zdenek Zeman and demanding he be played in his favoured 'quarterback' role.

Zeman is unlikely to cave in, leaving Roma with the prospect of having to find a buyer for the Italy international, who only recently penned a new €6 million-a-year deal.

PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti admitted his interest in De Rossi this week.