Boca still hopeful of De Rossi

Boca Juniors say they are still hopeful of signing former Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi, despite Los Angeles FC reportedly winning the race.

ESPN claimed on Tuesday that De Rossi had accepted an offer to join the MLS side, but Boca sporting director but Nicolas Burdisso remains confident his ex-Roma teammate will join him in Argentina.

“A lot’s been said about De Rossi, I know him and he’s opened his doors to coming here,” he told Closs Continental.

“[Him coming] would be the icing on the cake. I think Daniele can play for Boca. I know him well, I was with him for five years.

“He rates the team highly and watches all our games. There are things here that can’t be found in China and MLS, like the passion of the fans.”