Serie A

De Rossi pledges future to Roma

Italian midfielder Daniele De Rossi commits playing future to Roma.
Italian midfielder Daniele De Rossi commits playing future to Roma.
Share This Story

   
 

COOLER TALK

Which big name stars could be on the move? Find out with the latest Rumor Redux.

Daniele De Rossi has dashed Manchester City's hopes of a transfer after the midfielder re-affirmed his commitment to Roma on Tuesday afternoon.

The 29-year-old was linked with a move to the Barclays Premier League, with City boss Roberto Mancini a known admirer.

However, De Rossi does not want to leave his boyhood club, having been at the Stadio Olimpico since he began his professional career in 2001.

"I'm staying," De Rossi said at a press conference on Tuesday. "I never asked to leave."

De Rossi signed a fresh five-year contract in February to quell speculation of a move but City were reported to have tested Roma's resolve with a substantial offer this summer.

"One club, the one you all know, made an inquiry. One or two others, but that was just talk," added the Italy international.

"What I can promise everyone is that the day I want to leave Roma - whether it is to win the Champions League or make more money - I will say so in public."

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by

More than Sports on MSN