ROMA NEWS

Roma director of sport Ricky Massara insists they “have always been close” to Juventus in terms of performance.
Thomas Vermaelen admits “the defeat to Juventus hurts,” but Roma are ready to get back on track with Chievo.
Roma are forced into changes as they welcome Rolando Maran’s Chievo to the Stadio Olimpico, but Radja Nainggolan starts.
Join us for the build-up and action to tonight’s six Serie A games, the last of 2016, including Fiorentina-Napoli, Roma-Chievo and Torino-Genoa.
Lazio defender Senad Lulic has been given a 20-day ban for racist comments about Antonio Rudiger, but it includes the winter break.
Pescara have confirmed that they’re negotiating with Alberto Aquilani for the resolution of his contract.
Roma midfielder Gerson is confident that “we’re not that far away” from Juventus.
Radja Nainggolan and Francesco Totti are back in the Roma squad to face Chievo tomorrow, but Daniele De Rossi is out.
It’s reported that Roma want Ajax’s Anwar El Ghazi, though they face competition from Lille.
Alberto Aquilani has not been called-up for Pescara’s match with Palermo, and he’s set to be released by mutual consent.
Chievo Coach Rolando Maran previews tomorrow’s Roma game - “we’ll try to make them uncomfortable”.
Paulo Sousa believes his Fiorentina can beat Napoli tomorrow as “we have good quality”.
Luciano Spalletti admits the defeat to Juventus “bothers us” but Roma can’t “throw everything away” because of it.
'The old Milan are coming back' belives their Spanish attacker Suso, adding that their current ranking 'doesn't surprise him'.
Juventus must be wary of Milan, warns Mario Mandzukic, as defeat to them in the league was 'a warning'.
Tests on Daniele De Rossi “ruled out any muscle tear” after he picked up a calf injury in Roma’s defeat to Juventus.
It’s reported Roma are interested in Atalanta’s Papu Gomez, but he’d cost at least €15m.
Belgium Coach Roberto Martinez was “impressed” with Roma’s Radja Nainggolan in the Milan game, but won’t allow him to smoke.
Santos President Modesto Roma has ruled out a move for Roma veteran Francesco Totti but admits “the door is always open” for Gabriel Barbosa.
Alessandro Florenzi is reportedly making quick progress from his ACL tear as the Roma ace started running again on Monday.