AC Milan are interested in bringing Daniele de Rossi to San Siro this summer, journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has confirmed.
The Rossoneri are understood to be desperate to recruit midfield depth this summer following the departures of Andrea Bertolacci, Jose Mauri and Riccardo Montolivo.
De Rossi meanwhile has for the time being ended his 18-year association with boyhood club Roma, having made his 616th and final appearance for the club during their 2-1 win over Parma to end the 2018-19 season.
Reports emerged earlier on Monday suggesting that Milan have offered the 35-year-old a one-year deal as a player, while for the future he would take up the role as a coach.
Now, Di Marzio has revealed that the interest is genuine, and that new sporting director Frederic Massara – who tried to keep De Rossi at Roma – is leading the charge to sign him.
The former Italy international apparently has a good relationship with new head coach Marco Giampaolo and will make a decision on his future within the next week, though Fiorentina and Bologna are also interested.