ROMA NEWS

Luciano Spalletti concedes “defeat will take something away from the future” for Roma or Napoli in today’s game.
Arrigo Sacchi believes it’s a mistake for Napoli to use Manolo Gabbiadini as a centre-forward against Roma today.
Roma defender Federico Fazio called today’s showdown for second place with Napoli “crucial for the table.”
Napoli rely on Manolo Gabbiadini and Nikola Maksimovic, while Roma look to Edin Dzeko and Radja Nainggolan in a showdown for second place.
Former Roma Coach Rudi Garcia turned down a job with the Algeria national team, claims L’Equipe.
Ex-Roma director of sport Walter Sabatini is being called to Chelsea by Antonio Conte, according to the Corriere dello Sport.
Both Napoli and Roma will be forced into some radical changes in this afternoon’s head-to-head for second place.
It’s a super Saturday with Napoli-Roma for second place in an early kick-off, Pescara-Sampdoria and Juventus-Udinese, then tomorrow Inter-Cagliari and an unexpected Chievo-Milan.
Roma director Umberto Gandini believes the club can “grow on the international stage and has great ambitions. They are at the vanguard.”
Napoli are without Raul Albiol and Arkadiusz Milik for tomorrow afternoon’s showdown with Roma.
Roma will be without both Bruno Peres and Kevin Strootman for tomorrow’s trip to Napoli, it is confirmed.
Maurizio Sarri describes Manolo Gabbiadini as “a great player” but notes Napoli have “different solutions”.
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri expects a “complicated game” with Roma, and says comments on Juventus were misinterpreted.
Luciano Spalletti assures Radja Nainggolan is “training well” and wants the Roma midfielder to “give us the contribution we’re used to”.
Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti warns “Napoli are the best team in the League in terms of style of play”.
With Napoli due to play Roma this weekend, Max Allegri has spoken about his potential team selection for Juve's fixture with Udinese.
Max Allegri confirms Claudio Marchisio is fit to return against Udinese, but warns that they must 'be careful' with his reintroduction.
Bruno Peres described how Roma must go about “neutralising” Napoli and focusing on the counter-attack at the Stadio San Paolo.
Rosella Sensi admits “it’s going to be much more difficult” for whoever loses Saturday’s showdown between Napoli and Roma.
Borja Valero declared he wants “to see out my career at Fiorentina and have the time to repay them for all they’ve given to me.”