Roma announce new De Rossi deal
The 28-year-old Italy international, whose previous deal was due to expire this summer, had been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Manchester United and Chelsea reportedly keen to acquire his services.
However, today's announcement, which comes after months of negotiations between the player and the American-owned club, looks set to end such speculation.
"We have reached an agreement with De Rossi for five years," Roma general director Franco Baldini told Mediaset. "Tomorrow we will give the financial details of the deal.
"We are delighted to announce this agreement. It has been a difficult renewal because he [De Rossi] could have chosen other destinations. This has represented an added hurdle but he chose us and that is a good sign."