Chelsea are edging closer to landing AS Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi. The Mail on Sunday says De Rossi has not been included in the squad for Roma's summer training camp in Riscone.

The combative midfielder played for Italy at the Confederations Cup and is set for an extended break after the tournament.

De Rossi, 29, is likely to cost the Blues around £11million to procure and he would take Oriol Romeu's place in the squad.