Chelsea have opened talks with AS Roma over a fee for Daniele de Rossi. The Telegraph says Chelsea have opened talks with Roma over the £12million signing of De Rossi.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho wants the Italy midfielder to strengthen his midfield and a deal looks increasingly likely as Roma are prepared to sell.

De Rossi, who turns 30 later this month, is keen to leave as he wants a fresh challenge having spent his career at Roma.