ROMA NEWS

Fiorentina captain Manuel Pasqual and Roma right-back Douglas Maicon are both out for two weeks.
Francesco Totti thanked the fans, teammates and club for birthday wishes so he’ll “continue to honour the jersey.”
Daniele De Rossi has joked about his title as the ‘future captain of Roma’ following Francesco Totti’s renewal at Stadio Olimpico.
Bologna midfielder Panagiotis Kone is not worried by the 3-3 draw with Milan as his side prepare to face Roma this weekend.
The agent of Roma midfielder Marquinho has insisted there is no problem between his client and Coach Rudi Garcia.
Roma boss Rudi Garcia has wished Francesco Totti a happy 37th birthday. “The important thing is how old you feel.”
Kevin Strootman ignores superstition and declares “Juventus are the Scudetto favourites, but Roma are there too.”
Hernanes and Douglas Maicon have been called up for Brazil’s friendlies with South Korea and Zambia.
Former Udinese sporting director Fabrizio Larini expected Mehdi Benatia to make a positive impact at Roma.
Douglas Maicon is set for a spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury in Roma’s 2-0 win at Sampdoria on Wednesday.
Roma are top of the table with five straight wins, but Rudi Garcia notes “it’s important to make history at the end of the season.”
Roma hope to maintain their 100 per cent record with a visit to Sampdoria, where they haven’t won for six years, but revamp their attack.
Dodo’s agent has rubbished rumours that the Roma defender could join Sampdoria on loan.
New Roma striker Gervinho has reflected on the derby win at the weekend and his relationship with Coach Rudi Garcia.
Roma should be worried about taking on Delio Rossi’s Sampdoria side tonight given the tactician’s recent record against the Stadio Olimpico outfit.
Vladimir Petkovic insists Lazio are “already over” their Derby defeat to Roma and ready to face Catania tomorrow night.
Antonio Conte has admitted his surprise at the superb starts to the season from some of Italy’s top clubs.
Rudi Garcia has insisted that the ‘hard part starts now’ after Roma’s 100 per cent start to the season.
Fabio Capello thinks Daniele De Rossi should have left Roma for Manchester United during the summer.
Roma President James Pallotta has commented on Sunday’s derby win, claiming he is delighted for everyone at the club.