Mancini's agent, Gilmar Veloz, met with Roma officials yesterday and was tabled the same deal that Philippe Mexes agreed to last summer - £1.7 million-a-year plus bonuses.

Veloz has asked for time to reflect on the proposal and will be due back in the capital next month for a definitive meeting with Roma executive director Rosella Sensi.

Mancini's current deal expires in 2009 and he is a target for Olympique Lyon and Liverpool.