A.S. Roma star Daniele De Rossi has asked club bosses to OK his move to the Riverside Stadium.
The Roma midfielder is said to have his heart set on joining Aitor Karanka at Middlesbrough.
Although the move is expected to go through, negotiations are believed to have stalled on A.S. Roma's asking price for the player.
Middlesbrough's initial bid of €21 million was considered to be too low, according to club insiders.
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