Roma midfielder now wanted by AC Milan

Padraig Whelan Date:11th December 2012 at 1:35pm
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AC Milan are looking at the possibility of a shock move for Roma’s out-of-favour midfielder Daniele De Rossi, according to Sportmediaset.

Following the injury to Nigel de Jong against Torino at the weekend which has ruled him out for the rest of the season, the need has been heightened even more for the signing of a midfielder.

Adding to that the obvious discomfort that remains between the Giallorossi’s vice-captain and coach Zdenek Zeman, continued rumours are linking him with a move away from the Italian capital.

The Rossoneri have reportedly looked to sign him on a loan deal with a view to then making the move permanent for a fee of €20m.

However, they have not been the only side who chase the Italian international with Manchester City also having enquired after the player but according to Roberto Mancini, his club will not be moving for him again.

He said: “We tried to take De Rossi in the summer but that deal is not going anywhere and so the story is over. I think De Rossi will remain with Roma and do not think he will leave.”

The former Inter coach was also quick to quash rumours that he could be set to raid his old club to sign contract rebel Wesley Sneijder.

“Sneijder is a great player but we have players already like Samir Nasri and David Silva with similar characteristics.”