De Rossi wants Premier League move

Daniele De Rossi has reignited speculation over his future at Roma after admitting he is attracted by the prospect of playing in the Premier League.

De Rossi, who is currently on international duty with Italy at the European Championships, only signed a new five-year deal at the Stadio Olimpico in February but claims to have received offers to move to England in the summer.

Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United have previously been linked with the 28-year-0ld who confessed he finds the English top-flight “more interesting” than Serie A.

“I have received many offers from English football. And I must say that I feel attraction for it,” he said.

“I like English football very much. I think now it’s probably more interesting than Italian football.

“There are lots of outstanding and talented players, as is the case for Spain as well.”

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is a long-term admirer of De Rossi who has played in midfield and defence for club and country this season including the first two games at Euro 2012.

That versatility makes him a particularly attractive prospect for his potential suitors although the player himself has stated he prefers to operate in the midfield anchor role which would appeal to Ferguson.

The 70-year-old has never fully replaced former captain Roy Keane in the Old Trafford engine room since he left the Red Devils in 2005 and would jump at the chance to sign De Rossi.

Ferguson is sell keen to bolster his midfield options ahead of the new season despite signing Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund with Holland international Kevin Strootman reportedly on his shopping list.

The 22-year-old PSV Eindhover enforcer was linked with a £14 million move to United earlier this month after Mark van Bommel’s return to the Philips Stadion put his future at the club in doubt.