The Blancos are keen on De Rossi, but landing him will be tough...
Florentino Perez is getting ready to provide another golden goose for the summer transfer market, and De Rossi is on his hit-list.
Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas is still the club's first choice, but with the Gunners unwilling to yield, De Rossi has been tipped to come in as an alternative to the Spaniard.
Madrid have been long time admirers of De Rossi, but they will need to gather at least €50 million before approaching Roma with an offer - a figure deemed too high at the Bernabeu.
The Italian international is seen as heir to Franceco Totti at the club, and signing him will be difficult.
Furthermore, De Rossi has always pledge his allegiance to the club, claiming at one point that he would never leave his home town club.
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