Italian international “on the market” according to president James Pallotta.
According to various sources in the Italian media, Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi is reportedly set for talks with new boss Rudi Garcia as he looks to clear up his position at the club, as reported by football-italia.net.
The Italian international was in fine form during the Confederations Cup, but was asked for his reaction to comments made by club president James Pallotta regarding his future, stating that “everybody is on the market”.
His intention was to return home and discuss the matter with the club, and it appears he has received his wish as he reportedly held short talks with sporting director Walter Sabatini yesterday.
It is understood the pair discussed how the midfielder would fit into new boss Garcia’s plans, including his role in the new tactical set-up.
The 29-year-old has long been regarded as untouchable at the capital club, but recent statements from within the Giallorossi have shrouded his future in doubt.
Nevertheless, it appear that the two parties are keen to come to an agreement, with De Rossi particularly searching for reassurances after how he will be deployed next season.
Although Andrea Pirlo stole most of the praise during the Confederations Cup, De Rossi’s performances were equally as impressive as he played in midfield while also slotting in at the heart of the defence.
It is believed that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is keen to take the midfield general to Stamford Bridge this summer, but he will most likely have to wait for talks to end before the situation becomes clearer.
De Rossi has shown a willingness to stay with the club in the past, but it is understood that he will wait until talks with Garcia to make a decision over his future.