Chelsea Transfer Rumors – Jose Mourinho is looking to strengthen the team in most positions in the offseason, and one player that Chelsea’s boss has in mind is Roma’s Deniele De Rossi.
Chelsea are plotting a £10million raid to make Roma star Daniele de Rossi their new midfield general.
And the Chelsea boss is set to try to take advantage of de Rossi’s fall-out with his boyhood club to lure the Italy ace to the Premier League.
De Rossi has been labelled Roma’s “future captain” for most of the past decade, but fell foul of former boss Zdenek Zeman last season before the Czech was sacked.
With John Obi Mikel likely to make the move to Galatasaray, adding De Rossi would certainly bolster the Blues’ midfield. De Rossi is precisely the type of player Mourinho loves to have in his teams. The 29-year-old Italian international, who has spent his whole career in Roma, has a good passing touch and often cleans up his teammates’ mistakes with his excellent tackling ability.
According to the report, Chelsea wanted to land De Rossi for around £8.5million, but it will likely take a little bit more than that to secure the pragmatic midfielder.