Manchester United fail to lure Daniele De Rossi to Old Trafford

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United will not be bringing Daniele De Rossi to Old Trafford this summer as Roma sports director Mauro Baldissoni confirmed that the club will not accept any offers for the midfielder.

The tough tackling 30-year-old was the subject of a reported €12 million bid by David Moyes as he looked to bring in some experience into United’s midfield.

But Baldissoni quashed any chance of United signing him this year. Speaking to Sky Sport Italia, he said: “As for De Rossi, we will always reply ‘no thank you’ to any formal offer that is proposed for him, as would the player.

“The club will not accept any offers for him. Both Roma and Daniele are coming off a year that didn’t go well and we want to make up for that together.

“The club doesn’t intend to accept offers for De Rossi and he has no intention of leaving us. Daniele is an integral part of our history.”

United’s rejected bid for De Rossi came as a surprise to United fans but the interest has now ended.

Roma’s stance on De Rossi means that David Moyes will turn his full attention towards the likes of Marouane Fellaini, Leighton Baines and Ander Herrera who are all targets for the Scot today.

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