Tottenham's on-loan striker Ahmed Mido has told Roma he will not be returning to the club at the end of the season.
The Egypt forward's 18-month loan deal finishes in the summer.
The 22-year-old has scored nine goals in 20 appearances for Tottenham this season and is keen to make his stay in the Premiership permanent.
He said: "Roma wanted me to come back to help them in Serie A but I refused because as I said before I want to stay at Tottenham."
Roma have confirmed that Spurs have made the first moves towards signing the player on a long-term deal, but the Italians also asked Mido if he would consider returning.
Roma's sporting director Daniele Prade said: "Mido is doing good things in England and we are happy for him.
"Tottenham want to buy him, but it's a problem we will face in June. In a short time, we will talk with his agent to understand his intentions."
Mido, who will play against Liverpool this weekend before flying off to the African Nations Cup, has dismissed the chance of returning to Roma.
He added: "I am pleased to be playing with friends like Robbie Keane and Edgar Davids who are stars for the club and their countries.
"My relationship with the manager is good. I feel my experience at Spurs is successful and I am really happy with it, because since a young age I've always wanted to play in the English Premier League.
"I feel this is the best and most important experience for me."
Meanwhile, Slavia Prague teenage defender Marek Suchy is to join Spurs on trial.
The defender has made rapid strides in the Czech Republic and is confident in his ability to make the grade.
He said: "I still don't know the exact terms. First of all, I would probably be very nervous but it's a lure to go there.
"I would experience something new and it could be a very interesting experience."