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Saturday July 2 2011
De Rossi sold to reach Pastore?

As problems remain over Daniele De Rossi's contract renewal, Roma could sell him to Chelsea to raise the funds for €50m-rated Javier Pastore.

De Rossi was born and raised a Giallorossi supporter and spent his entire career at the club, earning him the nickname ‘Future Captain.'

However, his contract expires in June 2012 and negotiations for a renewal have hit obstacles, rejecting the first offer of a one-year extension worth €4.5m.

According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, De Rossi could be put up for sale this summer in order to raise funds for Palermo star Pastore.

The Argentine has been slapped with a €50m price-tag and President Maurizio Zamparini claims a foreign club has already offered to pay up.

It is reported in Italy that the club in question is Chelsea, which would open up an intriguing situation.

Chelsea are one of the sides interested in €35m-rated De Rossi, along with Real Madrid, Manchester City and Inter.

If Roma propose De Rossi to the Stamford Bridge side, then in turn Chelsea would stand aside and allow the Giallorossi to take Pastore.

Meanwhile, Radio Mana Mana insist the offer for Pastore is €35m plus two young players.

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