ROMA NEWS

Roma President Jim Pallotta praised Coach Luciano Spalletti after beating Sassuolo, but for the future “a lot of it is up to him. I’d love him to stay.”
Eusebio Di Francesco insists Sassuolo “deserved to be leading at half-time” rather than trailing, as they eventually lost 3-1 to Roma.
Kevin Strootman feels Roma “confirmed just how strong a team we are” by sweeping Sassuolo aside 3-1 after at first going behind.
Gregoire Defrel had given Sassuolo the lead, but Roma turned it around with Leandro Paredes, Mohamed Salah and Edin Dzeko.
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni shrugged off questions about Luciano Spalletti’s future and insists it’s “laughable” to suggest any Coach dictates transfer policy.
Sassuolo director Giovanni Carnevali hinted they would be prepared to let Eusebio Di Francesco and some players go, but “we have a project.”
Alfred Duncan and Leandro Paredes look forward to tonight’s Serie A showdown between Roma and Sassuolo.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s eight Serie A games, from Empoli-Napoli through Sampdoria-Juventus and Cagliari-Lazio to Roma-Sassuolo.
The pressure is piling on Roma after their Europa League exit and they revamp against Gregoire Defrel and Domenico Berardi’s Sassuolo.
Maurizio Sarri warned Napoli “cannot have strong ambitions” if they keep dropping leads against Empoli, but blamed the fixture list for Roma’s troubles.
Francesco Totti wishes ex-Roma Coach Carlo Mazzone a happy 80th birthday. “Who knows how my life and career would’ve gone without you?”
Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and Everton are all chasing Roma defender Kostas Manolas, but Jurgen Klopp is particularly eager.
Eusebio Di Francesco hints Sassuolo will let him leave if a big club comes in and he is “honoured” to be linked with the Roma job.
Cesare Prandelli reveals he was asked to replace Claudio Ranieri at Leicester City, but “you can’t go there after seeing how they treated him.”
Luciano Spalletti insists Roma “had the performance I wanted to see” against Lyon and must remember that when hosting Sassuolo.
Eusebio Di Francesco criticised Sassuolo players for their mentality and lack of determination, but has more injury woes against Roma.
Sassuolo Coach Eusebio Di Francesco reportedly met with Fiorentina directors to replace Paulo Sousa.
Roberto Baggio wrote an open letter to former Roma, Bologna and Brescia Coach Carlo Mazzone on his 80th birthday. “You are a true legend.”
Manchester City are reportedly planning a £30m summer swoop for Roma defender Antonio Rudiger.
Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti confirms he’ll meet President James Pallotta “in the next few days”.