Monday November 5 2012
'Roma would listen to De Rossi offers'

Roma sporting director Franco Baldini has admitted that the club would listen to offers for Daniele De Rossi.

Manchester City made a reported €50m bid during the summer that the Giallorossi turned down, but the 52-year-old administrator has conceded that the club would reluctantly consider new offers.

“In the summer there was an offer made by Manchester City,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “We listened to that offer and considered it.

“If we were to get another offer we would listen again. But we could easily decline again.”

He also commented on the Rome derby that takes place next Sunday.

“It is a game like no other,” he said. “It completely takes over the city and holds an importance like nothing else. It is completely out of the ordinary.”