English newspapers claim Manchester City are preparing a £35m swoop for Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi.
It would be a very difficult move to push through, as De Rossi was born and raised a Giallorossi supporter.
His nickname reflects his status within the team: ‘Future Captain.'
Nonetheless, the Daily Mail claims Roberto Mancini's Manchester City have sent emissaries to Rome in order to present an offer.
They hope to prise the rugged Italy midfielder away for £35m, taking advantage of a stall in contract renewal talks.
The Giallorossi are going through a period of profound change with new Coach Luis Enrique and President Thomas Di Benedetto.
It is not the first time De Rossi has been linked with a move away from the Olimpico, as he was also tracked by Manchester United and Inter.
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