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De Rossi rules out Arsenal switch

Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has dismissed reports claiming he could be on his way to Arsenal. The Italy international insists he has no desire to leave the club after eight years of loyal service and has made it clear that any talk of an imminent exit is pure speculation.

"I've read about it (the rumours) in the papers, but there is nothing in it," said De Rossi.

"Roma have defined me as unavailable and I only wish to stay here.

"I was away on holiday and I read certain sums being mentioned, but I knew it wasn't true.

"The club has always defined me as unavailable and this is what I want."

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