ROMA NEWS

Gianfranco Zola says Serie A needs the Milan clubs to challenge Juventus “to return to being highly competitive”.
Roma midfielder Alessandro Florenzi claims he is feeling “fine” after sustaining knee ligament damage but admits “we’re not counting the days”.
Chelsea are to re-ignite interest in Roma defender Kostas Manolas, reports in England say.
Roma striker Edin Dzeko is perplexed over why he was sent off for Bosnia after pulling down the shorts of an opponent.
Walter Mazzarri thinks that Juventus will win the Scudetto this year, but confesses 'I don't watch much Serie A'.
Napoli star Dries Mertens bagged a hat-trick for Belgium, but Edin Dzeko was sent off as Miralem Pjanic’s free kick was deflected in Bosnia’s dramatic Greece draw.
Gigi Del Neri went over his career highlights, including the miracle Chievo, Roma and Juventus regrets and bringing a Friuli work ethic to Udinese.
Ronald de Boer compared brother Frank to Luis Enrique. “There is no patience to let Coaches work in Italy.”
Leandro Paredes described the “immense honour” of Juan Roman Riquelme calling the Roma midfielder his football heir.
Bologna winger Ladislav Krejci is the latest candidate to join Roma in the January transfer window.
Alisson is playing regularly for Brazil, yet sitting on the Roma bench. “They asked me to be patience, because it’s a period of transition.”
Miralem Pjanic’s father said he’s the best free kick taker in the world and “just like Juventus: ambitious and winning.”
Gerson is unhappy with the idea of being loaned to Bologna or Empoli, so could ask Roma for a return to Brazil.
Serie A average wages are less than half those of the Premier League, but Juventus, Roma and Inter are in the top 15 clubs.
Roma have identified Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel to replace Mohamed Salah during the Africa Cup of Nations, but he’ll cost €15.5m.
An agent reveals Roma had agreed terms for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but dropped him for Mattia Destro.
Milan CEO Adriano Galliani reveals his failed attempts to sign Rivaldo, Luis Figo and Edin Dzeko, plus when Roberto Donadoni almost died.
Atalanta winger Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez opens the door to a Roma transfer and still has hope he can play for Italy.
Antonio Rudiger has reportedly told Chelsea he has no intention of leaving Roma in January.
Stephan El Shaarawy insists Roma can rival Juventus for the Scudetto – but only if they are able to sustain their current performance levels.