Roma hopeful of retaining De Rossi, Vucinic
Sabatini also hopes Montenegrin forward Mirko Vucinic will remain at the club next season. Vucinic is in pre-season training with Roma but wants to leave I Giallorossi after a strained relationship with the supporters last term.
"Mirko has endured a negative atmosphere," said Sabatini. "But I consider him a great player who has room for improvement. He could become an even more important player for Roma and I would like him to remain.
"We will see how he [Vucinic] experiences the first few days of training and what his relationship will be with the staff.
"If he should leave, he will not be included in an exchange deal or sold cheaply. He is one of the few players in Italy that can determine the result of a game on his own."