Manchester City are locked in a battle with Chelsea to clinch the signing of Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi.
De Rossi, 27, is set to leave the Italian club during the summer as he has just one year left on his current deal and has become unsettled at the Stadio Olimpico.
The Italian international is still regarded one of the best midfielders in Europe and would relish the chance to play in the Premier League.
Chelsea have been strongly linked with a move for De Rossi and see him as the ideal replacement for Michael Essien, who is expected to be out for six months with a knee injury.
But reports in Italy suggest that Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is also planning a move for the talented midfielder and could blow Chelsea out of the water with a £25m bid.
This is great news! Would be great to see an Italian in the EPL.
i dont think de rossi would leave roma. but if he was to i dont think he would leave for man city. either chelsea or man u.
We've got Mikel and Essien.
If we get De Rossi we should really sell one of them.
We've got Mikel and Essien. If we get De Rossi we should sell on of them.
If we get De Rossi we should sell one of them.
man City just wants to waste De Rossi's talent, they already hav yaya toure, david silva and de jong.
De Rossi will stay at Roma
Man City must calm down and play with their players.