I can't keep up in training, jokes Totti

'Il Capitano' sarcastically quipped that he could not bear to do any more running as Roma step up their close-season preparations ahead of the new campaign
Francesco Totti has joked that he is not able to keep up with the level of fitness demanded during Roma's pre-season training.

The 35-year-old made his debut for the capital club in March 1993 and has spent the entirety of his professional career at Stadio Olimpico.

And, when made to run laps with the rest of the squad almost two decades on, the former Italy international found himself exhausted by the warm-up.

"How many laps are left?" Totti quipped according to Corriere dello Sport. "I don't know if I can bear another three!"

After coach Luis Enrique left the club at the end of 2011-12, Zdenek Zeman took over the reins, in what will be his second stint with the Giallorossi.

Roma are also close to bringing in Chievo midfielder Michael Bradley, while former Chelsea defender Jose Bosingwa could arrive on a free transfer.

Meanwhile, club director Walter Sabatini is reportedly working on the loan transfer of Eintracht Frankfurt defender Sebastian Jung, with an option of making the move permanent.

Roma have already brought in Brazilian pair Dodo and Marquinho to strengthen their squad ahead of the coming campaign.