Chelsea are reportedly lining up a £10million bid for Daniele de Rossi after Roma president James Pallotta admitted that “everybody is on the market,” according to The Daily Mirror newspaper.
The 29-year-old Italian defensive midfielder is being seen as an ideal replacement for John Obi Mikel. Mourinho tried to sign de Rossi when The Special One was at Inter Milan and Real Madrid, but now circumstances have changed where Roma fans have turned on de Rossi and the club has not qualified for the Champions League nor Europa League for next season.
What’s your opinion about de Rossi? Would he be a good signing for Chelsea as a defensive midfielder? Or is £10million too much for a 29-year-old footballer? Share your opinions in the comments section below.
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- Chelsea line up Daniele de Rossi after Roma chief admits “everybody is on the market” — Mirror
- Tottenham’s initial offer for David Villa described as “ridiculous” — 101GG
- Newcastle’s Alan Pardew ‘open-minded’ about Joe Kinnear appointment — The Guardian
- Burnley striker Charlie Austin undergoing a medical at Hull City — Sky Sports
- Alan Pardew reveals Joe Kinnear has apologized for getting names of players wrong — The Independent
- Newcastle’s Dan Gosling set to join Crystal Palace — Sky Sports
- Football clubs offset match-day revenues dip with real-time marketing — Marketing Week
- West Brom to step up pursuit of Salomon Kalou — Birmingham Mail
- Everton set to announce the arrival of Arouna Kone after beating Newcastle to the striker — Independent
Major League Soccer
- Diego Forlán to be unveiled by Toronto FC this week — Pro Soccer Talk
- The economics behind New York’s $100 million MLS team — Forbes
- Mexican fans pelt coach Chepo with objects after shock Gold Cup defeat — YouTube
- Martinique shocks Canada in opening Gold Cup game — FOX Soccer
- Spain’s success is ageless but England are stuck in the past — The Independent
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