ROMA TOP THE TABLE

Roma have made a surprising start to the season, which has seen them win all of their matches until now. This rather brilliant start has also put them top of the table. Not many expected them to make this kind of start after selling a number of key players in the summer, while also appointing former Lille Rudi Garcia.

Even though one of the main reasons for this brilliant start has been the form of veteran Francesco Totti, one of the important members of the team – Daniele De Rossi – believes that the club should be feared by other teams in the league.

DE ROSSI WILL STAY

Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has been one of the most talked about players in world football when it comes to transfers. He has been continuously linked with a move away from the Italian club over the last few years, but any interest has not materialised into a serious offer.

CHELSEA CHASE DE ROSSI

Chelsea have been linked with a move for Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi in the last few weeks. The future of defensive midfielder John obi Mikel has been under major cloud of doubt following interest from Galatasaray.

The Italian international has been constantly linked with a move to the Premier league in the last few years. Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini was a huge fan of his style, and he tried several times to bring the 29-year-old to the Etihad stadium. Following the departure of Mancini, though, the interest from City has cooled off in recent months.

DE ROSSI RULED OUT

Italy will be taking on Japan in a crucial confederations cup match knowing that they will have the opportunity to seal a place in the semifinals of the tournament with a victory.

However, it is easier said than done according to Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi, who has once again regained his first-team spot within the national team. Japan may be the underdogs going into the match, but the presence of players like Shinji Kagawa makes them extremely dangerous according to De Rossi. The Manchester United midfield man is regarded as one of the finest playmakers with the Japanese squad.

AC PLAY TO WIN

AC Milan come into the second leg against Barcelona in the Champions League with a real chance of progressing to the quarter-final stage of the competition, as they lead the Spanish club 2-0 on aggregate.