Strootman will head to Rome whilst De Rossi goes to London.
Returning Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is moving closer to getting his wish of signing AS Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi with the Serie A club lining up Kevin Strootman, reports the Mirror.
The PSV Eindhoven midfield general has been linked with Manchester United in the past but a switch to the Italian capital looks as good as done – opening up the door for De Rossi to move to Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho has been an admirer of the 29-year-old for some time and tried to sign the Italy international whilst at both Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
Now it seems the 50-year-old will finally get his man and an £11m transfer will see the Italian become a Blues player.
The Portuguese boss sees De Rossi as the ideal foil for Frank Lampard in the centre of the field, with fellow new signing Marco Van Ginkel also likely to be given a chance in the first team.
Roma would also want Chelsea’s new defensive acquisition Wallace – a 19-year-old Brazilian full-back who joined from Fluminese for £4.8m back in January – on-loan to sweeten the deal.
De Rossi meanwhile would be making a big step having progressed from the Roma youth academy in 2002 and playing for the Serie A side for the midfielder’s entire career to date.
In that time the Italian has played 399 matches in all competitions for the club, scoring 45 goals and providing 39 assists and has also earned 85 caps for his country.
The midfielder would join Van Ginkel, Andre Schuerrle and Mark Schwarzer as new additions at the west London team this summer.