De Rossi extends Roma deal

Italian international midfielder Daniele De Rossi has extended his contract with Roma until 30 June 2012, the club announced on Monday.

De Rossi, 24, started his professional career with Roma in 2002/03 and is considered a stalwart on a par with captain and striker Francesco Totti.

His salary has been fixed at 7.2 million euros for 2008/09, rising to 7.6 million euros for 2009/10 and 8.1 million euros for 2010/11 and 2011/12.

He was a key member of Italy's UEFA EURO 2008 team despite missing a penalty during the penalty shoot out which saw the world champions eliminated by Spain in the quarter-finals.