Thursday September 1 2011
Juan anxious over De Rossi's future

Brazilian defender Juan has given his thoughts on Daniele De Rossi's contract situation, and what it could mean for Roma.

The centre-back has weighed in with his view on the on-going contract negotiations between Rome native De Rossi and the Giallorossi's directors.

Despite the club's work in the transfer window, the failure to convince De Rossi to sign on has left fans anxious at facing a similar situation to that of Philippe Mexes, who failed to agree a new deal with the team, and subsequently joined Milan on a Bosman deal this summer.

Currently, the defensive midfielder, capped 64 times by Italy, would be free to talk to other clubs from January of next year and then move for free when his current deal with the capital club expires in June 2012.

As Juan revealed, the situation is causing concern at the club: "To lose De Rossi would be heavy for Roma and I do not just mean just for me.

"Everyone knows the importance of Daniele in the team, and how important he is for the League standings and our return to Europe."

The 32-year-old former Flamengo defender also offered his view on Francesco Totti's situation: "Totti is fine, he trains and stays in shape.

"The relationship with the Coach? I do not want to answer, as some things must remain inside the dressing room."

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