‘Contact’ between Totti and Cosmos

Despite recent comments by Roma president indicating the player's desire to stay, it appears Francesco Totti is considering life after Roma.

New York Cosmos, the club where European icon Raul recently ended his career, have confirmed that there has been contact between the MLS franchise and Roma's legendary captain.

There has been much speculation around the future of 39-year-old attacking midfielder, who scored his 300th goal for Roma earlier this season.

As recently as Wednesday, I Giallorossi president Walter Sabatini indicated the player was not yet considering retirement and could, in fact, spend another year in Rome.

However, comments made by New York Cosmos manager Giovanni Savarese appear to indicate that Totti may be considering a move away from Roma.

"What I can say about that situation is that first of all, I think anyone, any coach, any organisation, any club in the world would be interested in a player like Totti, that kind of player that is loyal to an organisation," Savarese was quoted as saying by Tribalfootball.

"It's not many players who can say they spent their entire career with a club and be so successful like Totti has. I think you can talk about Raul and a few other players like Maldini who spent their entire life with the same organisation.

"I think he's one anybody would love to have on their team. There has been for sure a contact. There has been a conversation, but that would be the max I'd be able to say right now. We don't like to talk to players who are not our players. He's a Roma-signed player.

"Definitely there has been a contact, but nothing else."