ROMA NEWS

Edin Dzeko says a win against Udinese is essential if Roma are to have a clear mind in the return leg against Porto.
Milan are attempting to take Roma's Leandro Paredes away, but many obstacles make the transfer unlikely.
Arrigo Sacchi says Roma are second to Juventus, Napoli have the best Coach, Inter have good ideas and Milan are a dark horse.
Sampdoria are believed to have completed the signing of Dennis Praet from Anderlecht, beating Roma, Lazio and Fiorentina.
Roma have reportedly offered Daniele De Rossi a one-year contract extension, with a diminished salary.
John Elkann calls Juventus' new attacking couple 'fabulous', whilst worrying about Napoli and Roma.
Roma have met with Borja Valero’s agent, reports suggest, but Fiorentina don’t want to sell.
Leandro Castan has officially joined Torino on loan, just a month after his Sampdoria move.
Roma general manager Mauro Baldissoni assures Leandro Paredes “did not ask to leave”.
Bruno Peres has his official Roma presentation and declares “we can win the Scudetto”.
Marco Di Bello will be the referee for the Serie A curtain-raiser between Roma and Udinese as the Week 1 referees are announced.
Exor CEO John Elkann says Juventus are “enthusiastic” for the new season, noting “Roma and Napoli are less strong than last year…”
Juventus defender Medhi Benatia expects his old team Roma to “be there until the end” for the Scudetto.
Roma full-back Vasilis Torosidis has turned down an offer by Torino, whilst Leandro Castan accepted to go there.
Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas concedes Roma “played very well and had several chances, but the tie is open for the second leg.”
Porto Coach Nuno Espirto Santos felt they “deserved more” than a 1-1 draw with Roma in the Champions League play-off.
Edin Dzeko described his great chance as Roma drew 1-1 with Porto. “It was unlucky, as I did everything ok.”
Porto midfielder Otavio wants his team to “play the way we did tonight at the Stadio Olimpico” against Roma after a 1-1 draw.
Luciano Spalletti concedes 10-man Roma were naïve in their 1-1 draw at Porto, but “I got confirmation that I have a strong side.”
Radja Nainggolan admits Roma “regret not scoring more when we were dominating,” but got a positive result down to 10 men at Porto.