Date: 1st June 2013 at 4:45pm
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Mourinho last Madrid gameChelsea want to present Jose Mourinho as manager alongside the signing of Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi, according to reports in Italy.

Mourinho has managed his final game as Madrid boss with a 4-2 win against Osasuna today and confirmation as Chelsea’s next manager is imminent as he is due back in London soon and Calcio Mercato believe that Italian international De Rossi will be joining him.

The 29-year-old was heavily linked with Manchester City over the past 18-months but a transfer never materialised. He may now be allowed to leave the Serie A club after a troubled season and could go for a reported £10 million…which could be a master-stroke by Mourinho if true as you’re not going to get that many players of his quality for that sort of money.

De Rossi has been at Roma his entire professional career and it would be a shock to see him in the shirt of any other club but the press in Italy recently been saying that the midfielder has never seemed so far away from the Italian capital and believe Chelsea to be his most likely destination, whilst Real Madrid have an interest in the player but they’re not sure how serious that is as yet.

I think the thing that is most likely to put Chelsea fans off De Rossi would be his age, perhaps his wages and if any of them watch Serie A regularly then they’d have seen that Roma didn’t have the best of campaigns and De Rossi’s performance was so-so.

It would also stand out against the club’s recent purchases as mostly young players have been targeted in the most recent transfer windows with the exception of Demba Ba, who recently turned 28.

De RossiHowever, every squad needs experience and Chelsea wouldn’t extend the contracts of players like Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard if they didn’t value experienced players. The squad is lacking in leaders and especially a midfield general, could De Rossi be that man? I don’t know but I can certainly see the logic if Mourinho wanted him, especially when you consider how successful the likes of Michael Ballack and Claude Makelele were during their twilight years.

Mourinho wouldn’t be the first man that has tried to address the lack of experience and leadership in midfield as Carlo Ancelotti previously failed to sign Andrea Pirlo to bolster the ranks during his tenure at Stamford Bridge. De Rossi is the second player that the press claim that Mourinho has requested personally after Edinson Cavani.

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6 responses to “Will Chelsea present Mourinho alongside new midfield signing?”

  1. Albert Thoudou says:

    De Rosi will be aguidance to the youngsters in midfield. We like him

  2. chukwuemeka says:

    Since mourinho wants him, he is welcomed.

  3. geraldfeelinxz says:

    To ma own point de rossi is one ma admirer in italy n d boss I lyk him so we n d entire chelsea Fans wnts him…kudos 2 our new boss

  4. Ridwandollar says:

    as my own suggest is dat any player dat morinho see nd bid 4 we make his own impact insyd d team xo giv him free hand 2 buy any player d@ we need.stl chelsea fans to d cal up bluess

  5. kingsely nwaeze says:

    As ma onw suggest de Rosi is very good player nd I think mourinho know what hins doing nd mourinho wan the best for chelsea tanx

  6. yardley says:

    luiz is better than derossi we go enough midfeild first mourinoh should use the resorses wht we got and let roman to purchase if roman has given the rights of purchase to mourinioh then the suffering to club will be this time chelsea because we have seen the madrid how he had wasted toress is better than cavani because when toress was in the liverpool side he was same as cavani the playing style eill be different and cavani dosent have bpl experience so atleast toress got so he is setting in to chelsea style but cavani will be the first brick for roman s empire demolishement becuse 65 million pounds is stupidity and offerin toress is another thing it is better to rooney and hulk this pair will rule the league and please dont give mourinioh to purchase he is coming for 40 million pounds for christ skae that is the first brick roman abharamovic has builted for him self for demolishing