Saturday February 4 2012
De Rossi closer to Roma contract

There are reports Daniele De Rossi will sign his new Roma contract next week after turning down offers from Manchester United and City.

The midfielder is now able to agree a deal with another club to join on a free transfer in the summer, as his contract expires on June 30.

However, the Roma fan born and bred is still in advanced negotiations with the Giallorossi and Talksport claim he has already turned down proposals from both Manchester clubs.

According to the Gazzetta dello Sport this morning, the 28-year-old’s latest meeting with Roma directors went well and a new contract could be signed next week.

The deal is for a five-year contract worth €6m per season, plus performance-related bonuses.

There will also be a €10m buy-out clause, but it can only be activated a month before the end of the season.

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