Jose Mourinho still wants the Italian midfielder at Stamford Bridge after he failed to join Real Madrid and Inter Milan under Mourinho but Chelsea will have to meet his wage demands.
Jose Mourinho is looking to start a new era at Chelsea with a huge impact and Chelsea manager is hunting quality players available in the transfer market. De Rossi has been a long term target for the London club but failed to sign him previously.
Jose wants to add De Rossi in his squad as early as possible so he’s joined his teammates on pre-season tour in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.
Chelsea will have to meet the player’s wage demand which is £5.5million-a-year after tax currently earning the same amount at Roma.
A friend close to De Rossi said: “If Mourinho calls, I’m sure De Rossi will say yes.
“He did not want to go to Manchester City, but Chelsea are the club who could take him to England.
“If Chelsea are prepared to pay his wages, then it is a transfer that can happen.”