Originally written July 25, 2013 on Soccerlens:
Daniele De Rossi urged to stay at Roma amidst Premier League interest - originally posted on Soccerlens.com AS Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has been linked with a move to the Premier League this summer. Premier League runners-up Manchester City and Europa League winners Chelsea have both previously enquired about the 30-year old’s services in recent weeks. A number of De Rossi’s teammates have publicly stated their desire to keep the long-serving midfielder at the club, and even veteran forward Francesco Totti jokingly joined in on the act on De Rossi’s recent 30th birthday. ‘Best wishes for turning 30 Daniele, even though you are getting old now and are practically finished. It will be best if you give us a present rather than the other way around, so stay here at Roma and we will win something beautiful together.’ While De Rossi’s advancing age makes it unlikely he would ever leave the side he’s been at his whole career, the Italian international does have dreams of winning ...
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