Christian Panucci asks to leave Roma

Italy defender Christian Panucci has asked to leave AS Roma after refusing to go on the bench for Sunday's 3-0 win at Napoli.

"I want to leave without any controversy," the 35-year-old told reporters.

"I have understood that there is no longer confidence in me. I don't want to think about retirement. Staying in Italy or going abroad is the same for me, up to now I have heard from no one."