ROMA NEWS

Roma have met with Borja Valero’s agent, reports suggest, but Fiorentina don’t want to sell.
Leandro Castan has officially joined Torino on loan, just a month after his Sampdoria move.
Roma general manager Mauro Baldissoni assures Leandro Paredes “did not ask to leave”.
Bruno Peres has his official Roma presentation and declares “we can win the Scudetto”.
Marco Di Bello will be the referee for the Serie A curtain-raiser between Roma and Udinese as the Week 1 referees are announced.
Exor CEO John Elkann says Juventus are “enthusiastic” for the new season, noting “Roma and Napoli are less strong than last year…”
Juventus defender Medhi Benatia expects his old team Roma to “be there until the end” for the Scudetto.
Roma full-back Vasilis Torosidis has turned down an offer by Torino, whilst Leandro Castan accepted to go there.
Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas concedes Roma “played very well and had several chances, but the tie is open for the second leg.”
Porto Coach Nuno Espirto Santos felt they “deserved more” than a 1-1 draw with Roma in the Champions League play-off.
Edin Dzeko described his great chance as Roma drew 1-1 with Porto. “It was unlucky, as I did everything ok.”
Porto midfielder Otavio wants his team to “play the way we did tonight at the Stadio Olimpico” against Roma after a 1-1 draw.
Luciano Spalletti concedes 10-man Roma were naïve in their 1-1 draw at Porto, but “I got confirmation that I have a strong side.”
Radja Nainggolan admits Roma “regret not scoring more when we were dominating,” but got a positive result down to 10 men at Porto.
Thomas Vermaelen was sent off on his debut, but Roma earned a 1-1 draw away to Porto when down to 10 men.
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni assured “confidence is essential” in the Champions League play-off with Porto, but won’t cry over Miralem Pjanic.
The Amadou Diawara saga continues, as Napoli reportedly offer €15m plus bonuses, beating Milan and Schalke 04.
Roma begin their campaign with Edin Dzeko, Thomas Vermaelen and Alisson against Porto for the Champions League play-off.
Roma’s entire season could be transformed in the Champions League preliminary round, as they go head-to-head with Porto.
Schalke 04 have emerged as another contender for Bologna rebel Amadou Diawara, joining Milan and Napoli.