Thursday November 15 2012
De Rossi in Roma talks

Daniele De Rossi was called to a meeting with Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini on Wednesday, reports Il Tempo.

The two men held a 30-minute discussion at Trigoria where they talked about De Rossi’s struggles at the Stadio Olimpico so far.

Sabatini confirmed to the Italian international that he would be fined by the club for his dismissal in the Rome derby last weekend.

De Rossi was shown a straight red card for striking Lazio captain Stefano Mauri in the face in the build up to a free-kick.

The Roman has had a problematic campaign under new boss Zdenek Zeman who is refusing to use him in a central midfield role.

Roma director general Franco Baldini also recently admitted that the club would evaluate any offers for De Rossi.

Sabatini, however, underlined to the player yesterday that he remains a key figure at the club both on and off the pitch.

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