ROMA NEWS

Emanuele Giaccherini says winning the Scudetto at Napoli would be even sweeter as “Juventus are used to it”.
Paolo Tagliavento has been announced as the referee for Sunday’s Derby della Madonnina between Inter and Milan.
Kalidou Koulibaly describes Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri as “a genius”, marvelling “he sees things others don’t see”.
World Cup winner Ciccio Graziani “would always choose Edin Dzeko rather than Dries Mertens” ahead of the Roma-Napoli showdown.
Stephan El Shaarawy is a major doubt to feature against Napoli and Chelsea after the Roma forward was diagnosed with a thigh problem.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero says “many people” want him to buy Roma - “in my life I never say never”.
Daniele De Rossi is training with Roma today, but Lorenzo Pellegrini worked alone.
Roma winger Stephan El Shaarawy says Coach Eusebio Di Francesco “helps me” with his instructions for wide men.
Belgium’s technical director insists the door is open for Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan to return to the national team.
Roma’s game with Napoli has been confirmed as a 20.45 kick-off, despite talk it could be moved to 18.00.
Marco Fassone assures Milan don’t need Champions League qualification, even if “having €40m extra would be positive…”
Eusebio Di Francesco admits Roma-Napoli is “fundamental for those who have Scudetto ambitions”.
Leonardo Bonucci and Gigi Buffon are the only Italian nominees for the Ballon d’Or, along with Dries Mertens, Edin Dzeko and Paulo Dybala.
Aurelio De Laurentiis urges Giampiero Ventura to drop the 4-2-4 system for Italy, prepares for Roma-Napoli and reveals his Roberto Inglese plans.
The nominees for the Ballon d’Or continue to emerge, including Gianluigi Buffon, Dries Mertens, Paulo Dybala and Edin Dzeko.
Dries Mertens, Paulo Dybala and Edin Dzeko are among the names nominated for the Ballon d’Or.
Maxime Gonalons’ agent says Napoli “called me every day”, the year before his client joined Roma.
Fabio Capello insists “there are five teams in the fight” for this season’s Scudetto, but he sees Juventus as favourites.
Wojciech Szczesny explains his decision to move to Juventus - “when they call you, you have to go”.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri warns “it’s easier to be beautiful than winning” and predicts “it’ll take 86 points” to win the Scudetto.