Manchester City have been told they will need to spend over £100m if they are to secure the signature of Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi.
De Rossi has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League champions and came close to signing for them last summer.
Roma’s sporting director Walter Sabatini has confirmed that the club would be willing to accept offers for their star performer, but they are holding out for a massive fee.
When asked by reporters if clubs would need to spend more than the £100m that Napoli want for their star forward Edinson Cavani, Sabatini said: "The figure for De Rossi is higher than these you just named.
"De Rossi is a leader for us and therefore we never considered selling De Rossi, naturally.
"I merely pointed out that in all of football, not just De Rossi or our particular situation, when a crazy offer comes in then we will listen and evaluate.
"But we are not looking for anyone to buy De Rossi, because he is extraordinarily important for us, a player who is irreplaceable and so it would be difficult to even look at an ‘indecent proposal."