ROMA NEWS

Roma are finally able to get Seydou Doumbia off their books with reports Sporting CP will activate their option to buy.
Roma have identified Spartak Moscow talent Quincy Promes as the alternative if Leicester City refuse to sell Riyad Mahrez.
Roma director Monchi has reportedly given a deadline of midnight August 15 for Leicester City to sell Riyad Mahrez for €35m (£31.8m).
Eusebio Di Francesco discussed his favourite memories of Roma as a player, making his Champions League debut and why VAR won’t rule out errors.
Roma defender Federico Fazio “wants to stay, but you’ll have to ask the club” about an approach from Inter, said his agent.
Roma have announced their squad numbers for 2017-18, with nobody inheriting the 10 left empty by Francesco Totti.
Newcastle United have joined Atalanta, Fiorentina, Roma and Liverpool in their hunt for Genoa wing-back Diego Laxalt.
Roma seem to accept the Stadio della Roma project will be a long time coming, as they agree a new lease for the Stadio Olimpico until 2020.
There is a new twist in the Riyad Mahrez tale, as Spanish papers claim the Leicester City man offered himself to Barcelona after Roma’s bid hit €35m.
Sampdoria are reportedly interested in Stephan El Shaarawy, but Roma value the winger at €15m.
Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare insists the Foxes “don’t want to be a selling club”, amidst uncertainty over Riyad Mahrez’s future.
Monchi insists “the ball is now in Leicester City’s court” regarding Riyad Mahrez and that Roma will not sell Kevin Strootman to Juventus.
Aleksandar Kolarov says he wants to “set an example” at Roma after being officially unveiled by the club on Friday.
Diego Laxalt’s agent has revealed that Atalanta are leading the race to sign the Genoa wingback.
Eusebio Di Francesco wants Radja Nainggolan to “work both going forward and in defence” after Roma’s friendly defeat to Sevilla.
Roma were beaten 2-1 away to Sevilla with Alisson beaten twice at his near post, but Edin Dzeko got a late consolation goal.
Spanish side Leganes are turning away from Roma outcast Juan Manuel Iturbe and towards Juventus-owned Mame Thiam instead.
Roma face Sevilla this evening in the Antonio Puerta Trophy with practically a full-strength squad for Eusebio Di Francesco.
Patrik Schick’s agent confirmed “there are three clubs in the running” for the Sampdoria striker, but “the price will be considerably higher than €25m.”
Roma goalkeeper Alisson and Inter defender Joao Miranda are called up for Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Colombia.