Enrique: De Rossi wants to stay

The Italy international has yet to extend his contract with the

Serie A outfit, with his current deal ending next summer. City boss

Roberto Mancini reportedly described De Rossi as “absolutely

perfect” for his club although he too expects the midfielder to

remain in Rome next season. “Daniele’s contract expires next year

and he is in negotiations to extend it,” said Luis Enrique. “He

wants to remain and the club wants to keep him and I can only speak

highly of him. “The two sides must find an agreement.” De Rossi,

28, has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League in

recent months with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea

among the clubs reportedly keen to acquire his services.