Blues saw De Rossi bid snubbed
Roma once turned down a €70million offer from Chelsea for midfielder Daniele De Rossi, according to club director Bruno Conti.
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 14/11/11 4:38pm
Roma once turned down a €70million (£60m) offer from Chelsea for midfielder Daniele De Rossi, according to club director Bruno Conti.
The 28-year-old Italian is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with a move away from the Stadio Olimpico, with both Manchester clubs and Real Madrid among those thought to be interested.
The Serie A club have been locked in talks with De Rossi over an extension and are hopeful of keeping him in the capital.
Conti maintains the midfielder will not depart Roma and claims the club previously rejected a big-money offer from Chelsea for his services.
"De Rossi will stay at Roma, no doubt about it," Conti told Radio Mana Mana.
"I would like to remind people of the following: Chelsea offered €70m for him, a lot of money, but [then president] Rosella Sensi turned it down."