ROMA NEWS

Davide Astori’s agent has insisted that there was never the chance of his client signing for another Italian side this summer.
Francesco Totti will sign a new contract with hometown club Roma by the end of this month, claims Sport Mediaset.
New Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman has reflected on his first few games with the Giallorossi.
Roma’s new third jersey will be all black at the request of 45 per cent of season ticket holders.
Napoli’s capture of Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid was the most expensive Serie A signing this summer, but who else made up the top 10?
The transfer deadline has passed in Italy, so Fabio Quagliarella, Alberto Gilardino and Marco Borriello stay put.
The striker merry-go-round with Fabio Quagliarella, Alberto Gilardino and Marco Borriello has broken down thanks to Antonio Conte.
Lazio are scrambling for a striker after Burak Yilmaz’s move collapsed, including Fabio Quagliarella, but “there’s no chance” for Tim Matavz.
Fabio Quagliarella is in a transfer tug-of-war between Roma and Lazio, also involving Alberto Gilardino and Marco Borriello.
There could be a deadline day merry-go-round with Alberto Gilardino to Juventus, Fabio Quagliarella to Roma and Marco Borriello to Genoa.
Rudi Garcia praised Francesco Totti and Andrea Mandorlini accused Verona of being timid.
Adem Ljajic netted on his Roma debut with Miralem Pjanic’s stunning chip and Douglas Maicon to sweep Verona aside 3-0.
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni insists they will “say no thank you to any offer” for Daniele De Rossi.
Kevin Strootman and Gervinho start with Adem Ljajic on the bench as Roma host giant-killers Hellas Verona.
Verona Coach Andrea Mandorlini fears Roma, but after beating Milan insists his men “will face them with humility and respect.”
Rudi Garcia reveals Daniele De Rossi would reject a Manchester United offer. “He is a man of his word and will stay with Roma.”
Adem Ljajic and Kevin Strootman are in Roma’s squad for the game with Verona on Sunday.
Roma have reportedly offered €7.5m for co-ownership of Cagliari defender Davide Astori, also a target for Milan.
Manchester United have offered €12m to Roma for Italian international Daniele De Rossi, claims Sky Sport Italia.
Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini has flown to France in an effort to sign Mamadou Sakho from Paris Saint-Germain.