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Tuesday May 24 2011
De Rossi committed to Roma

Daniele De Rossi has told his Roma teammates that he won't be leaving the Stadio Olimpico outfit.

The Italian has had a problematic campaign in the capital which led to rumoured interest from a number of foreign sides.

However, according to both La Gazzetta dello Sport and the Corriere dello Sport, the World Cup winner has told his playing colleagues that he is committed to the club.

Real Madrid had renewed their interest in the 28-year-old recently, while Manchester City were also monitoring the situation.

De Rossi, a product of the club's youth system, has played in over 200 League games for the Giallorossi.

Born and bred in Rome, he is nicknamed 'Capitan Futuro' and is expected to follow in the footsteps of Roma idol Francesco Totti.

De Rossi will now start contract talks with the club's new American owners seeing as he has just over a year left to run on his June 2012 deal.

The Italian international, who was omitted from Cesare Prandelli's latest squad, reportedly earns around €4m a campaign.

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