Internazionale have denied reports that they are interested in signing Roma captain Francesco Totti.
Totti cast doubt on his future at Stadio Olimpico after a bust-up with the club’s fans during the midweek Coppa Italia game at Siena.
In an attempt to placate angry fans, Totti ended up being verballly abused and having objects thrown at him by Roma fans.
The incident made Totti question his future with the club, but Roma officials were quick to offer him their backing.
“I’ve spoken with Totti,” said Roma’s chief officer Rossella Sensi.
“Francesco confirmed to me that his words were in reference to those supporters.
“The bitterness is seeing the captain, Francesco, who is Roma, asking his supporters to stop and then being treated in that way.
“I’m ashamed that a few people, who aren’t supporters, could ruin the club and the city’s image.”
Roma coach Luigi Delneri is confident Totti is staying.
Delneri said: “Totti’s declarations haven’t frightened me. I’ve seen him calm.
“I’ve spoken with him, he’s our captain. If someone offended him in that moment, it’s clear he was bitter but, in football as in life, you look forward.”
Meanwhile, Inter president Massimo Moratti has denied reports that he is interested in signing Totti.
Moratti said: “There aren’t any initiatives from Internazionale about Totti. I already have good players.
“I only made an enthusiastic declaration about the fact that Totti is a player that could be well accepted everywhere.
“Certainly I’d like Totti but I already have good players.”