ROMA NEWS

Join us for a packed day of seven Serie A games, including Atalanta-Roma, Fiorentina-Sassuolo, Juventus-Palermo, Lazio-Empoli and Sampdoria-Milan.
Edin Dzeko and Radja Nainggolan are back but Miralem Pjanic sits out, as Roma visit relegation battlers Atalanta with a great deal at stake.
Roma are planning to take Juan Iturbe back from Bournemouth, only to loan him again to River Plate, say reports.
Edy Reja is confident Atalanta can stop Roma today in their “fortress” going into a decisive week for the season.
Roberto Mancini felt Geoffrey Kondogbia “changed the game” as Inter beat Napoli, but denied they took a negative approach.
Mauro Icardi is “sure Roma will be feeling the pressure” after Inter beat Napoli to keep their Champions League hopes alive.
Inter were ruthless in their finishing to beat Napoli 2-0 and may well have handed the Scudetto to rivals Juventus.
Radja Nainggolan returns for Roma, but Iago Falque and Salih Ucan don’t make the trip to Atalanta.
Atalanta miss several key players for tomorrow’s encounter with Roma, including Alessandro Diamanti and Luca Cigarini.
Luciano Spalletti expects “an open and attacking game” between Roma and Atalanta, but shrugs off the unusual start.
Teenage Roma hitman Umar Sadiq has attracted interest from Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri defends his career. “People say I didn’t win, but look at the conditions the teams were in.”
Chelsea join Liverpool in tracking Leandro Paredes, but the Roma midfielder – on loan at Empoli – notes “Serie A is more technical than the Premier League.”
West Ham are looking to Roma forward Adem Ljajic, as Inter don’t seem set to pay €11m to buy him permanently.
Jonathan Calleri “wants to play in Italy and favours Serie A above other Leagues,” said the Roma and Inter target’s representative.
Juventus and Roma appear to have missed out on Giovani Lo Celso, who has agreed terms with PSG.
Diego Perotti admits Roma “lack a hitman who can score 30 goals, but second place is still possible.”
Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain got his four-match ban reduced by defending his record of one red card in 430 professional games.
Radja Nainggolan warned he “will never wear the Juventus jersey” and claimed Luciano Spalletti “changed Roma’s mentality.”
Mohamed Salah’s agent says rumours he could breach his Roma contract are “completely untrue”.