Daniele De Rossi
Rossi made his Roma debut in 2003. REUTERS REUTERS

Roma are confident Daniele De Rossi will sign a new contract amid reported interest from Chelsea.

De Rossi has been the subject of fervent speculation in Italy for a number of months, with the 28-year-old yet to agree an extension to his current contract which has a year to run.

But Giallorossi chief executive Claudio Fenucci claims he expects the Italian international to sign a new deal in the next few days.

"We have presented an offer to extend to De Rossi, and I think it is in the interst of the player and club to continue this relationship," Fenucci told La Repubblica - via ESPN.

"We just have to find the right balance and I am convinced that in the end we will come out on top. As is the case in these matters, there is a request from the player and an offer from the club.

"It's about structuring the contract based on this viewpoint; a flexible deal to suit the player's wishes and the Roma of the future."

Meanwhile, Santos president Luis Alvaro Ribeiro has reiterated his desire to keep Brazil international striker Neymar at the club, despite continued interest from Real Madrid and Chelsea

The highly-rated forward has been heavily linked with a move to Europe this summer but Santos are adamant the 19-year-old will not be sold at any price.

"We have no interest in selling Neymar and we have formally communicated this," Ribeiro was quoted as saying by ESPN.

The Santos chief went on to reveal details of Madrid's approach.

"It's the same proposal. We had been given until end of the month to respond and had already decided the answer was no and now we've formalised this. The offer had two possibilities - take it now or later, but we do not want either."

Neymar has a reported €45 million buyout clause in his contract and reports earlier in the month suggested Real reached an agreement to take the striker to Spain after the World Club Championships in January.

However, Riberio insists there is no arrangment in place with the La Liga side and threatened to report the Spanish club to FIFA if he found any hint of an illegal approach for the player.

"If Real Madrid or any other club [that has approached Neymar] decides to meet his buy-out clause, we have no other option but to report them to FIFA for approaching the player without our permission. Negotiations have been stalled and won't be re-opened," Ribeiro told Terra.

"Real Madrid spoke with Neymar's management in Paris and made an interesting offer. I've told him that we won't let go of him go though and he wants to stay with us, too.

"I can assure you that Neymar will play for Santos at the Club World Cup. I have already said it before and that's the way it is."

Finally, Chelsea's Russian midfielder Yury Zhirkov will end his two-year stay in west London when he joins Anzhi Makhachkala, reports suggest.

Chelsea will receive around €15m (£13.2m) for the 27-year-old, according to Russian website Lifesports.