ROMA NEWS

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.
Maurizio Sarri insists Juventus remain Scudetto favourites, and it would be “presumptuous” to compare his Napoli to them.
Fabio Cannavaro believes the Scudetto race will be a “battle to the end” between “almost perfect” Napoli, Juventus, Roma and Inter.
Roma left-back Emerson Palmieri will be back in training with the youth team from tomorrow, as he recovers from ACL surgery.
Roma-Napoli is scheduled for Saturday at 20.45 local time, but could be moved to 18.00 due to fears over crowd safety.
Luciano Spalletti had been approached to take the Italy job before Giampiero Ventura, it’s reported, but he turned it down.
Chelsea could be without N’Golo Kante for the Champions League against Roma after he limped off on international duty with France.
Eusebio Di Francesco assures Roma fans and neutrals that the clash with Napoli will be “a wonderful game of football.”