The Giallorossi star has leapfrogged Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon as the Serie A's top Italian earner after penning a new long-term deal earlier this week
For all the latest reports and transfer rumours, visit our dedicated section here.Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has become Serie A's highest paid Italian player following his contract extension with the Giallorossi, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.
The Italy international inked a new deal with the Stadio Olimpico outfit until June 2017 earlier this week, and will earn £5.4 million under the terms of the agreement.
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who was the previous highest paid Italian in Serie A, currently is on an annual salary of £5m at the Bianconeri.
De Rossi is not the Italian league's top earner yet following his recent pay rise as AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic earns £7.5m per year plus €2.5m in bonuses.
Inter playmaker Wesley Sneijder is believed to be on €5m per annum.
The 28-year-old De Rossi allegedly held talks with Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Anzhi Makhachkala in the past few weeks, but turned down the chance to earn €10m per year abroad.