According to reports, City offered De Rossi a deal worth a £9million-a-year, but the Italian turned them down in favour of staying at his boyhood club.
“I’m staying here,” revealed the 29-year-old at a press conference. “I’m happy here and I have never asked to leave.
“People have written all sorts of things, about me, about Mancini. Some of it makes me laugh. Some of it makes me angry.”
De Rossi, who signed a new five-year contract with AS Roma in February 2012, tallied four goals and three assists in 32 league appearances for the Giallorossi last season.
Furthermore, he is also fresh off a brilliant Euro 2012 showing with Italy in Poland-Ukraine this summer, starting all six matches for the eventual runners-up.
Buttner seals United switch
Manchester United have completed the signing of 23-year-old Dutch defender Alexander Buttner from Vitesse Arnhem, Sky Sports reports.
Buttner completed his medical at the Bridgewater Hospital in Manchester on Tuesday, and promptly agreed to terms on a five-year deal with the Red Devils.
The Dutchman will challenge Patrice Evra for United’s starting left-back role, with Rafael’s twin brother Fabio currently on loan at Queens Park Rangers.
“Alexander is one of the best young left-backs in Europe and we’re delighted to sign him,” Sir Alex Ferguson told the club’s official website.
“He’s someone we’ve been watching for a while now. He gives us some really exciting options in that position.”
Buttner, a converted left-winger, started 13 Dutch Eredivisie matches for Vitesse Arnhem last season, netting five goals.
Adebayor pens Spurs deal
Tottenham Hotspur have announced the permanent signing of Manchester City forward Emmanuel Adebayor, according to Sky Sports.
“We are delighted to announce that we have completed the transfer of Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City,” read the club’s official statement.
Adebayor spent last season on loan in north London, tallying 17 goals and 11 assists in 33 league appearances (32 starts) for Spurs.
The former Arsenal man took to Twitter to reveal his hunger for goals at White Hart Lane.
“I’m back!!!! Tottenham here I come!! I’m hungry for goals…Get ready,” he tweeted.
The signing of Adebayor will likely send Jermain Defoe to the bench, and rightfully so. Although scored in Spurs’ opening match of the season, a 2-1 loss to Newcastle United, Adebayor is the better overall player without a shadow of a doubt.