Manchester United have been suggested to have made an approach for Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi which has been rejected by both the player and the club, after the player expressed his desire to remain at the Italian capital after building a relationship with new Roma boss Rudi Garcia.

According to the Express, De Rossi has been told by French boss Garcia that he would appreciate the Italy international remaining in Rome during the club's tour of America.

Roma's owners are unkeen on allowing De Rossi to make the switch to the Premier League and the player has reportedly "flatly refused" the opportunity to work under David Moyes at Old Trafford.

De Rossi has been a target for United's city rival Manchester City and Chelsea have been reportedly suggested into inquiring over the services of the midfielder.

Express also suggests that United may come back with an improved offer for the midfielder but has yet to be suggested the club will make another formal offer.

United reportedly consulted former England boss Fabio Capello who told the club that Daniele De Rossi was their solution to their midfield problems.

David Moyes has yet to make a major summer signing and with a few days left of the transfer window, if Moyes was to get some business done now would be the time.

Roma earlier on Friday sold their Argentinean forward Erik Lamela to London club Tottenham Hotspur for a reported fee of £25.7million.

This could suggest Roma are not confident on letting another star leave the club for the Premier League which could see the club lack depth.

Pablo Daniel Osvaldo also left the Italian club for the Premier League, with the Italian international forward joining Southampton for a club record fee of £12.8million.

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