Date:23rd March 2011 at 1:57am
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Could this be the man to replace the ginger one?

Could this be the man to replace the ginger one?

According to a report in today’s Independent Italian club Roma, have made United aware of midfielder Daniele De Rossi’s desire to move away from the club next season.

The Independent notes:

“The representatives of Roma’s gifted central midfielder Daniele de Rossi are understood to have made Manchester United aware of his availability next season, as he contemplates removing his family from the city where his father-in-law was murdered and he is now understood to be the victim of a blackmail campaign.

“De Rossi has a year to run on his £60,000-a-week contract at Roma but though he is the vice captain of the side and plays in the city where he was born and bred, there is an increasing sense that one of the more established talents in Italy will be at the centre of one of the most intriguing transfer stories of the summer.”

As De Rossi is such a talented player, United will not be the only club vying for his signature, with Real Madrid also apparently sniffing round the Italian and preparing a £20 million Summer bid.

De Rossi could be ideal for United and some view him as an ideal replacement for Paul Scholes.

Our very own Steve Crabtree wrote an excellent article on De Rossi a few weeks back noting how he could fit in well at Old Trafford.

For a more comprehensive view of the Italian check out Steve’s article on him by clicking here.

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