ROMA NEWS

Eusebio Di Francesco claims Roma’s glass is “half full” after their defeat to Juventus as “I still expect a lot more from this team.”
Max Allegri “likes this new Juventus” after their penalties win against Roma and believes the side “still have room for a lot of improvement”.
Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio “puts Roma and Napoli in front of everyone else” as he has doubts over Milan and Inter.
Gianluigi Buffon warned “it’ll be very difficult for Juventus this year, because Roma, Inter and Milan have strengthened.”
Edin Dzeko cancelled out a Mario Mandzukic opener and Federico Bernardeschi made his Juventus debut, but Douglas Costa defeated Roma in a penalty shoot-out.
Roma and Juventus meet in Foxborough in a pre-Serie A showdown with Juan Cuadrado and Mattia De Sciglio starting against Aleksandar Kolarov and Gregoire Defrel.
Roma defender Federico Fazio is looking forward to tonight’s International Champions Cup match with Juventus. “We’re training well.”
Sampdoria have officially extended Lucas Torreira’s contract to June 2022, ending transfer speculation.
Italian reports claim Riyad Mahrez has given the all-clear to join Roma and Leicester City are considering a total €38m offer (£34m).
Kevin Strootman admits “every club in Europe” wanted Radja Nainggolan, so Roma “are stronger for” having him there.
Juventus seem to have missed out on one of their midfield targets, as Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic is ready for Manchester United.
Former Roma defender Antonio Rudiger reiterated his disappointment with the lack of “justice” for racist abuse in Serie A. “Not all Italian people are racist.”
Joao Mario is confident Luciano Spalletti will guide Inter to a Champions League spot and help him follow in Radja Nainggolan’s footsteps.
Alessandro Florenzi outlines how Francesco Totti “entered into many of my dreams” throughout his Roma career. “What more could I have asked for?”
Alessandro Florenzi believes Juventus have been “weakened” by Leonardo Bonucci’s departure, while praising Roma teammate Radja Nainggolan.
Roma hope Riyad Mahrez can force his move from Leicester City, but another alternative is Juventus winger Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.
Stephan El Shaarawy believes “it’s time to reap the rewards” at Roma ahead of tonight’s Juventus friendly and can’t wait to take on Inter.
Roma have added a new pre-season friendly to the calendar, visiting Celta Vigo on August 13.
Eusebio Di Francesco said he is “still evaluating” the Roma squad ahead of their match with Juventus to decide on transfer strategy.
Max Allegri launches Douglas Costa against Roma, but tells Juventus more is needed. “We have a month to further improve the squad.”