Roma reject Chelsea bid for De Rossi

Roma have rejected a substantial offer from Chelsea for their Italian international midfielder Daniele De Rossi.

According to Roma official Bruno Conte, Carlo Ancelotti has made an official approach for the hard tackling midfielder as he looks to strengthen the Chelsea squad ahead of the coming Premier League season.

"I've personally had a call from Ancelotti to take the player to Chelsea. But Daniele is untouchable," Conti told Italian station Radio Radio. "The offer was of a lot of money, but it has been refused."

Despite Roma president Rosella Sensi claiming that De Rossi is not for sale the club are in debt and recently sold Alberto Aquilani to Liverpool for £20m.

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