Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is keeping tabs on Daniele de Rossi's situation at Roma.

The Daily Mail says Ancelotti is keeping track of De Rossi amid reports that the Italy midfielder is growing increasingly concerned by Roma's problems.

Chelsea had a bid for the 26-year-old rejected in the summer and, after also failing to land AC Milan's Andrea Pirlo, Ancelotti may be keen to maintain contact with De Rossi.

The Blues are hampered by a ban on transfer activity until January 2011, but hope to get a lighter punishment on appeal.

Roma failed to adequately replace Alberto Aquilani, who was sold to Liverpool for £20million, and De Rossi is said to be wondering if it also now time to leave.

His club have apparently rejected bids above £30m in the past, but may have to reconsider their position if he softens his commitment to the cause.

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