Chelsea In ‘Secret Talks’ to Sign Italian International

Stamford Bridge side among two sides courting midfielder.

According to TuttoMercato claim that Chelsea and Man City have both held ‘secret’ talks with Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi about a potential January move to the Premier League.

The 29 year old Italian international has been strongly linked with a Stadio Olimpico exit after reportedly clashing with new boss Zdenek Zeman and De Rossi may well be opening up to the idea of leaving Roma for the English top tier after 13 seasons at the Serie A side.

Chelsea may feel they could do with a box to box midfielder and Roberto Mancini is known to be interested in the tough tackling battler for some time.

If De Rossi is keen on a move to England then it may well spark a bidding war between the two of the richest sides in the league, which may help Roma to elicit as big a fee as possible from the experienced midfielder.

Having collected five Serie A runners-up medals Daniele De Rossi may feel the time is right to move on and begin a new challenge and after his irresponsible sending off in the Rome derby, for punching Lazio’s Stefano Mauri in the head, owner James Pallotta may be ready to cash in on the local born Giallorossi hero.

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