De Rossi set for new deal
Roma announce agreement could be close
By Nadia Carminati. Last Updated: August 20, 2011 12:41pm
De Rossi: Expected to agree contract extension in the near future
Roma are hopeful that Daniele De Rossi will agree a contract extension before the start of the new Serie A season.
The midfielder has been linked with a move away from the Italian capital this summer, with Manchester City and Chelsea reported to be keeping tabs on his progress.
The 28-year-old insisted last week that he was growing tired of the transfer talk, but could shed no light on whether he was close to signing a new deal with Roma.
But the club have now announced that De Rossi, who has just one year left to run on his current contract, could agree fresh terms before the new domestic season kicks off next weekend.
"His renewal? We hope to end before the beginning of the season," said Roma chief executive Claudio Fenucci.
"In the next few days there will be a meeting with De Rossi's agent to see if it is possible to take further steps forward.
"Our aim is to get an agreement as soon as possible."