ROMA NEWS

Kevin Strootman knows Roma will have “a very tough game” away to Chievo this evening. “Our objective is to secure second place.”
Roma have Edin Dzeko and Kevin Strootman back in the starting XI as they visit Chievo to keep the Scudetto race alive and consolidate second place.
Max Allegri warned Juventus “must win the Scudetto tomorrow against Crotone. This is the moment when we have to grab the bull by the horns.”
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio praised Italian tacticians around the world, but warned "we need Inter and Milan to become protagonists again."
In theory, Juventus could win the Scudetto today without even playing, depending on Roma and Napoli results.
Diego Perotti could follow Adem Ljajic, Iago Falque, Juan Iturbe and Leandro Castan from Roma to Torino.
Inter striker Mauro Icardi and Atalanta forward Alejandro Gomez have been called up by Argentina for games against Brazil and Singapore.
Alessandro Del Piero says he is “sorry” for Francesco Totti’s treatment by Roma and has urged Juventus to “buy Italian”.
Roberto Mancini claims Inter “would’ve reached at least the top three” if he was still Coach and believes Roma “will appoint someone else”.
Edin Dzeko is back in the Roma squad for their game against Chievo on Saturday after recovering from a calf injury.
Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic says Coach Massimiliano Allegri “helped me grow”.
Maurizio Sarri warns Napoli not to be distracted by Roma - “our all-time points record is three points away”.
Luciano Spalletti “doesn’t mind” rumours linking Coaches to Roma, but won’t discuss his own future.
Luciano Spalletti believes Chievo pose a “risk” to his Roma side, and shrugs off Scudetto talk.
Genoa defender Armando Izzo has seen his 18-month suspension from football reduced to six months by the Federal Court of Appeal.
Reports suggest that Inter will go all-out to bring in Radja Nainggolan, hoping it will be a bargaining chip to tempt Antonio Conte to the club.
Clement Grenier is only on loan from Olympique Lyonnais, but “hopes to stay at Roma for a long time” and admits he “grew up admiring Francesco Totti.”
Yaya Toure’s agent confirms the Manchester City midfielder would turn down China or MLS, but “he really likes Italy and Serie A is a top level tournament.”
Milan have joined Roma and West Ham United in targeting former Manchester City right-back Pablo Zabaleta.
Liverpool reportedly approached Roma for Mohamed Salah, but the Giallorossi are refusing to sell for less than €50m.