ROMA NEWS

Former Roma flop Julio Baptista has sensationally accused Claudio Ranieri of “trying to destroy” him at the club.
Serse Cosmi is keen for Lecce to concentrate on trying to beat Roma this weekend, for Serie A salvation and to forget recent events.
Roma boss Luis Enrique has admitted that results rather than performances are what matter at this stage of the season.
Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko’s agent has left no room for doubt about his client’s desires this summer: “Moussa wants Roma.”
The Lega Calcio has announced the latest fixture changes for upcoming rounds of action in Serie A, with Roma moved in every round.
Roma are assured of Miralem Pjanic’s availability for this weekend against Lecce, but not Francesco Totti’s.
Roma have yet to make a move for Palermo’s Matias Silvestre – a player who his agent feels would be “perfect” for the Giallorossi.
Roma have cooled speculation that they are pondering moves for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and Rodrigo Palacio of Genoa.
Fernando Gago wants to prolong his stay at Italian club Roma, but concedes that Real Madrid will have the final say.
Francesco Guidolin believes the race for third place is still between as many as five different teams, including his Udinese.
Bojan Krkic has told his former Barcelona teammates what Milan’s biggest weakpoint is, ahead of the two sides’ Champions League quarter-final tonight.
Daniele De Rossi believes Roma can make a late go of finishing third in Serie A and qualifying for the Champions League this season.
The agent to Roma’s Brazilian defender Juan has declared that his client is keen to see out the final year of his contract at the club.
Luis Enrique still has faith Roma can finish third, while Attilio Tesser claims Novara deserved a penalty.
Luis Enrique praised Roma for “overcoming many dangerous obstacles” in their thrilling 5-2 victory against Novara.
Novara took a shock early lead at the Olimpico, but Roma came back with a vengeance to win 5-2 in the lunchtime kick-off.
Attilio Tesser believes he knows how Novara can get the better of Roma in the lunchtime kick-off. “We mustn’t be unprepared in the opening 15 minutes.”
Daniele De Rossi had a scare in training, but is expected to start in central defence for Roma against Novara.
Luis Enrique admits the Roma players “still don’t understand what I want. We’re not trying to play like Barcelona, but I’m very happy and could stay here for 10 years.”
Luis Enrique has been handed a boost with the news that midfielder Miralem Pjanic has been passed fit to play at the weekend.