The Italy international said: "As a Roman, it's always nice to know you are so highly regarded by Roma. But I am focused on the national team and this season with Udinese.

"I know that Roma have watched me in many games, I know the staff of Luciano Spalletti and the coach is very good. But I have renewed my contract with Udinese until 2012 and I will not preoccupy myself with what could happen in the future."