ROMA NEWS

Mattia Destro reveals Bologna’s ‘important project’ convinced him to sign for the newly-promoted side.
Torino President Urbano Cairo robustly denies that Bruno Peres or Nikola Maksimovic will leave – ‘The market is closed’.
It’s reported Roma have completed the signing of Paris Saint-Germain’s Lucas Digne on loan with an option to buy.
Alex Sandro says he’s ‘ready’ to make his Juventus debut against Roma on Sunday.
Everton and West Ham United are reportedly interested in Juan Iturbe, but Roma would rather sell them Gervinho.
It’s reported Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman could have further surgery, as he continues to struggle with knee problems.
Roma’s move for Lucas Digne appears to have collapsed after Monaco rejected a PSG offer for Layvin Kurzawa.
Real Betis seem unwilling to pay the €5m Fiorentina are asking for Joaquin, as Juan Manuel Iturbe is lined up from Roma.
Roma have given PSG a deadline for Lucas Digne or will go for Schalke’s Sead Kolasinac instead.
Atalanta are on the verge of signing defender Rafael Toloi from Sao Paulo.
Andrea Mandorlini was “happy with a point” against Roma, even though Verona had taken the lead.
Rudi Garcia was satisfied with Edin Dzeko and Mohamed Salah after Roma started the season with a 1-1 draw at Verona.
Alessandro Florenzi snatched a point for Roma in Verona after woodwork was rattled and goalkeepers performed great saves.
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni said they were “lacking something” over the last two years.
Leandro Castan is back in action after almost a year out following brain surgery. “I didn’t know I had that strength.”
Mohamed Salah, Edin Dzeko and Gervinho start together as Roma open the season with Luca Toni’s Hellas Verona.
The Serie A season begins at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT) with Verona v Roma, so join us for all the build-up and action.
Pepe Reina is enthusiastic about the new Napoli and warns if Juventus don’t win the Scudetto “it’ll be a disaster for them.”
Juventus face “a much more balanced” Serie A season with Inter, Milan, Roma and Napoli Scudetto challengers, said Max Allegri.
Joaquin is pushing to leave for Real Betis, while Fiorentina try to keep him but are forced into considering alternatives.