Chelsea are being linked with Daniele de Rossi after he was left out of AS Roma's training camp in Riscone.

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

The Spaniard has been sent on loan to Valencia for a year, and, with John Obi Mikel linked with a Stamford Bridge exit too, Jose Mourinho needs another midfielder.

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