ROMA NEWS

Stefano Pioli praised his Lazio players for sweeping Sampdoria aside 3-0 and looks ahead to the Rome Derby.
Udinese Coach Andrea Stramaccioni believes that tomorrow’s opponents Roma are the best team in Italy.
Rudi Garcia says Kevin Strootman will be like a new signing for Roma in the second half of the season, and warns Mattia Destro is not for sale.
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia warns Roma’s road to the Scudetto is a long one, but believes his players have what it takes.
Roma are considering Samir Handanovic, as part of a multiple transfer scheme that would see Fiorentina’s Norberto Neto at Inter.
Fiorentina owner Andrea Della Valle is expected to hold a summit today to determine whether to sell or bench goalkeeper Norberto Neto.
Milan have reportedly defined their offer for Roma striker Mattia Destro, and are looking at a loan deal and purchase option of €15m.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito said his team goes into “three Punic Wars” against Sampdoria, Roma and Napoli.
Penarol talent Kevin Mendez has flown in for Roma. “I am very happy to be playing in Italy, though I’m not sure where yet.”
Stefano Pioli warned Lazio to put all their focus into tomorrow’s showdown with Sampdoria. “We must continue to earn third.”
Alessandro Florenzi is still in awe of Francesco Totti and warned Roma “will spit blood to win the Scudetto.”
Roma forward Juan Manuel Iturbe is in an international tug of war between Argentina and Paraguay.
Norberto Neto has officially told Fiorentina he will not renew his contract, so Juventus, Roma and Liverpool are on high alert.
Alessandro Florenzi has officially extended his contract with Roma to June 2019, doubling his wages.
Lebanon Coach Giuseppe Giannini is among 104 people charged with sporting fraud around Gallipoli’s 2008-09 Lega Pro campaign.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Francesco Totti and Mattia Destro are all in doubt for Roma’s game with Udinese on Tuesday.
As they await news from Fiorentina’s Norberto Neto, Roma are again linked with Chelsea veteran Petr Cech.
Rudi Garcia wants “at least one trophy” at Roma this season and explains his new approach to Francesco Totti.
Rudi Garcia confessed that “for the rest of my life I won’t be able to accept the way” Roma lost to Juventus.
Udinese and Roma will have both appreciated the timing of the Winter break ahead of their return to Serie A duties.