ROMA NEWS

Alessandro Florenzi makes his first Roma start in almost a year, as Stephan El Shaarawy, Cengiz Under and Lorenzo Pellegrini host troubled Verona.
Former Inter and Roma star Douglas Maicon is considering legal action after suggestions the Nerazzurri trained late because he “was often drunk.”
Fabio Pecchia has called on his Hellas Verona veterans to “give something more” ahead of tonight’s clash with Roma.
There will be a minute’s silence before every Serie A and B match this weekend for the victims of flash floods in Livorno.
Federico Fazio assures all Roma’s summer signings “are very good”, and describes Verona as “a really important match”.
Alessandro Florenzi admits “it will be emotional” when he makes his Roma return tomorrow after two knee injuries.
Patrik Schick has been included in the Roma squad for tomorrow’s clash with Verona.
Francesco Totti’s wife, Ilary, won’t rule out the Roma legend becoming a Coach - “life is full of surprises”.
Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain is once again left out of the Argentina squad, but Papu Gomez is included.
Kostas Manolas is believed to be very close to renewing his Roma contract, with a €35m release clause.
Eusebio Di Francesco has confirmed that Alessandro Florenzi will start against Verona in Serie A on Saturday.
Eusebio Di Francesco admits “there’s not a lot of time” for Roma to improve but insists he has “cleared the air” with Edin Dzeko.
Italy remain fourth in UEFA’s association rankings thanks to their victories on the Europa League’s first matchday.
James Pallotta has accused the Press of “trying to bring Roma down” and warns “I’ll publicly refute these rumours every day if I have to.”
Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan insists “whoever says we don’t believe in Eusebio Di Francesco is talking rubbish.”
Roma President James Pallotta denies criticising Eusebio Di Francesco - “I want to meet this journalist…”
The referees have been announced for Week 4 of Serie A, with Davide Massa taking charge of Juventus’ trip to Sassuolo.
Arrigo Sacchi laments “we just have to weep” after Italian sides picked up just one point between them in the Champions League.
Claudio Lotito laments “no-one spoke about Lazio’s achievement” after the 4-1 win over Milan on Sunday.
Former FIGC President Giancarlo Abete believes the gap between Spain and Italy has been exaggerated.