The Daily Mirror have news for Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern as it has been claimed that Roma’s Daniele De Rossi could well be on his way to the club.
Chelsea have been considering a move for the creative player for some time now and look set to succeed where Manchester City failed.
Given the desire and failure of Roberto Mancini to land the Roma midfield general, one could be forgiven for thinking that Mourinho may well miss out too.
However it seems to be that very factor that could well convince De Rossi to leave the club he has become a legend at and make the switch to the Premier League.
After seeing Isco depart for Real Madrid and also being unsure over the future of Xabi Alonso at his former club, Mourinho has turned his attentions to the Italian and has made him one of the top priorities at the club.
Mourinho feels that De Rossi could well provide what his new team are lacking – that spark in the middle of the park and is willing to spend big time and money in order to persuade both Roma and De Rossi himself that a move is the right choice.
Mourinho is also in dire need of a forward and is considering both Wayne Rooney and Liverpool’s Luis Suarez as options now it seems his top target Edinson Cavani has seemingly chosen to join Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1.