De Rossi extends Roma contract for 5 more years

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ROME (AP) -- Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi has extended his contract with Roma for five more years, putting an end to lengthy negotiations with the American-owned club.

Roma general director Franco Baldini made the announcement following a 4-0 win over Inter Milan on Sunday.

The 28-year-old De Rossi has spent his entire career with Roma and his father coaches the club's youth squad. However, fans were beginning to worry he might leave, since his contract was due to expire at the end of this season.

Baldini said details of the deal would be announced Monday, adding that the financial arrangement will reveal "we made an enormous effort."