Club legend eyeing extension to stay at Stadio Olimpico beyond next summer.
Roma captain Francesco Totti will begin talks over a new contract this week according to reports in the Italian media.
The 36-year-old is set to see his current deal expire at the end of the season, with the club icon joking earlier this summer that the new Roma jersey could be the last he wears.
He has since made it clear that his remarks were a joke and that he would hope the two parties can agree on an extension, as he can only see his future with the club he has spent the last two decades with.
According to the Corriere dello Sport, as reported by Football Italia, the World Cup winner will accept a reduced salary of €3.5m a season, but he wants a two-year contract in return.
However, the club are understood to only be willing to offer a 12-month deal, leading to some suggestions that Totti may be considering other options.
He recently dismissed speculation that he was intrigued by a potential move to the MLS, but much will depend on the outcome of negotiations scheduled for this week.
The Giallorossi faithful have made it clear that they wish for the club to make a satisfactory offer in order to see their talismanic captain remain for as long as possible, and despite his advancing years he remains a key part of the club moving forward.
New coach Rudi Garcia is likely to deploy him in a second-striker role this season, and Totti’s creative ability will be key to the French tactician enjoying success in his first season in charge.