I hope one of the clubs in for him are Chelsea. He'd be very expensive (recently signed a new contract) but as a central midfielder he'd fit into our pivot system excellently alongside a more defensive player like Mikel. With his age at 28 he's slightly more long-term than Ballack was and would be an excellent role model for the likes of Josh McEachran (and not so young as to perminently block his progress).
Any thoughts? If we're going to splash to cash I'd much prefer it to be on De Rossi to Hulk as it stands!