Mourinho wants Daniele De Rossi at Chelsea

Jose Mourinho is keen on Roma defensive midfielder Daniele De Rossi, and could attempt to make it third time lucky in trying to sign the 29-year-old, reports The Mirror.

Mourinho tried to sign the Italian while in charge at Inter Milan and Real Madrid, but failed to do so on either occasion. Man City had come in for De Rossi last year and the player rejected the move, but it is believed that Chelsea is a club that De Rossi would definitely consider.

Some reports suggest that the player is actually keen to make the move already.

A source close to De Rossi and his current club Roma 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.”

The Mirror also reports that Mourinho is keen on reuniting with former Real Madrid charge Sami Khedira at Stamford Bridge.

Khedira arrived at Real in 2010, and his contract is currently due to run until 2015, meaning that the Blues may have to up their bucks if they wish to tempt the German international to west London.

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