City and Chelsea target restless midfielder
The combative midfielder has spent his entire 12 year career with the Stadio Olimpico club, but is said in the Italian press to have failed to adjust to new coach Zdenek Zeman’s way of thinking.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini in particular is said to be an admirer of the Italian international and had a number of summer bids for the star rejected by the Giallorossi.
Chelsea have also been accredited with an interest in De Rossi too, who is valued at around the £20 million.
It remains to be seen whether the English duo will revisit their interest in De Rossi come January however, with City having bought alternatives in the form of Jack Rodwell and Javi Garcia, and the Blues looking to inject youth into their squad.