Roma have joined a raft of Italian clubs interested in signing Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetić.
Walter Sabatini, sporting director of last season's Serie A runners-up, wants to capitalise on City's wealth of attacking options and take the Montenegrin to the Stadio Olimpico.
Reports in Italy claim Sabatini is a long-time admirer of Jovetić and has been tracking him for months.
Manuel Pellegrini has said already this summer that the former Fiorentina striker is not for sale, but his hands-off warning has failed to deter Roma, Inter Milan and last season's title winners, Juventus.
Jovetić enjoyed a decent pre-season tour of the US with City and played all 90 minutes of their 3-0 Community Shield defeat to Arsenal on Sunday, spurning two opportunities to score.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Jovetić said he wanted to remain at City and fight Edin Džeko and Sergio Agüero for a place in Pellegrini's starting line-up.
"I never said it was better to leave England," he said. "I know I'm good. I know I can play here. In the last few months of the season, when I was fit, I played well, every game," the striker said.
"I have the manager's confidence and I feel stronger. I hope now the City fans will see the real Jovetić."
In other news, City have confirmed Spanish midfielder David Silva has put pen to paper on a new five-year deal at Etihad.
Silva, who joined to club from Valencia in 2010, has been one of the club's most impressive and consistent players under Sheikh Mansour's City revolution.
"From the moment I joined the club four years ago it has felt like a second home to me," said Silva.
"On and off the pitch, I feel incredibly content and fulfilled, so why wouldn't I stay and keep winning trophies with a fantastic team?"