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Conte: I tried to sign Roma midfielder De Rossi for Juventus

Italy coach Antonio Conte admits he wanted to sign AS Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi for Juventus.

Conte is happy working with De Rossi for the Azzurri.

"Daniele De Rossi really suffered with the World Cup debacle and he was very hungry to get back out there, so he sets a great example for the younger players. This Nazionale has four or five 'senators' who set the example.

"It's true I did try to get him at Juventus in my first year, but he always saw Roma as his only Italian club."

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