Manchester City have walked away from the possibility of signing Daniele De Rossi, according to reports in the Italian Press.
Corriere della Sera have reported that the Premier League club have been put off by the mixed signals sent by Roma, having confirmed they would listen to offers for the 29-year-old, then retract those statements just a week later.
Roberto Mancini's side have tracked the Giallorossi vice-captain for some time, with rumours having circulated throughout the summer that the Italy international would join the English champions.
But it now looks like Paris Saint-Germain are in pole position to grab De Rossi, with boss Carlo Ancelotti reportedly a huge fan of the midfielder.
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