Giallorossi expected to hand club legend directorial role upon retirement.
Roma captain Francesco Totti is on the verge of signing a contract extension with the club which will see him remain until 2016.
The 36-year-old’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the season, and following various quotes suggesting it could be his last year it would appear that he is set to extend his playing career.
A meeting took place in the Italian capital on Thursday between Roma director general Mauro Baldissoni and Totti’s representative Adolfo Leonardi in order to reach an agreement on the terms of the deal.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Totti will see his current salary of €4.5m per season reduced to €3.2m a campaign in a deal which will run through to 2016.
Roma president James Pallotta is expected to arrive in Italy later this month to confirm the deal, with Totti also expected to be handed a five-year contract to act as the club’s ambassador after he hangs his boots up.
The club icon has scored over 200 goals during his 22-year spell in Italy, and continues to be the creative hub of Rudi Garcia’s side despite his advancing years.
Having rejected moves abroad throughout his career he is now set to end his playing time with his hometown club, before continuing in his ambassador role thereafter where he will hope to inspire the next generation of stars in the capital.
However, having started the season brightly he has insisted that he is fully focused on helping the club win silverware this season as they look for a third consecutive league win at Parma on Monday night.