Cicinho keen on new Roma deal

Cicinho has been out with a knee injury, but reports say he is ready to return for the clash with Siena at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday.

“I feel good and, if [coach Luciano] Spalletti wants, I am ready to play,” Cicinho told the Corriere dello Sport.

He continued: “I love it here in Rome and I want to remain as long as possible, hopefully winning something important.

“My wife did struggle settling down and used to cry because she felt nostalgia for Brazil. These issues rubbed off on my job at Trigoria.

“But everything is okay now. My wife feels good and my son is starting to become a Romanista: he always sings ‘Roma, Roma, Roma’ when he comes back from school!

“My rapport with the coach is also great and I have no doubts that Roma is my present and, if the club want, my future. My contract expires in 2012, but I hope to renew it very soon.”