ROMA NEWS

Henrikh Mkhitaryan expects “an interesting match” when his Roma visit Inter at San Siro this evening.
Stefan de Vrij assures Inter “are ready for anything” tonight after Roma transformed their attack with Nicolò Zaniolo as a False 9.
Roma are forced into massive changes, losing Pau Lopez and Edin Dzeko, so Nicolò Zaniolo faces his old club as a False 9, while Inter revamp their midfield.
Reports suggest that Roma striker Edin Dzeko isn’t fit to play in tonight’s crunch game against Inter at San Siro, so Nicolò Zaniolo could be used as a False 9.
The Coppa Itallia Round of 16 draw was made today, as Napoli, Lazio, Inter, Fiorentina, Milan, Torino, Parma and Juventus are the hosts.
Roma goalkeeper Pau Lopez is in doubt for tonight’s clash against Inter with a suspected muscle injury, according to reports.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Chris Smalling will return to Manchester United at the end of the season as he continues to impress for Roma.
The big question is if Edin Dzeko will be fit to start for Roma tonight, whilst Inter might have to go with Borja Valero in the middle of the park.
The Corriere dello Sport responded angrily to accusations of racism for its headlines, but in so doing claimed they were the victims of a “lynching.”
Corriere dello Sport editor Ivan Zazzaroni implies Roma and Milan “started this chaos” around the ‘Black Friday’ headline because of interviews, while “other clubs showed us solidarity.”
Roberto D’Aversa felt Parma “deserved the victory for all the chances we created” in a stoppage-time 2-1 Coppa Italia win over Frosinone.
Corriere dello Sport editor Ivan Zazzaroni defended his ‘Black Friday’ headline after Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling complaints. “Someone tell me, what’s racist about this?”
Parma will face Roma in the Coppa Italia Round of 16, as they needed a stoppage-time Hernani penalty to finish off Frosinone 2-1.
The fallout from the Corriere dello Sport racist headline continues, with Romelu Lukaku calling “the dumbest I have ever seen,” while Roma and Milan ban the newspaper.
Roma defender Chris Smalling hit out at the Corriere dello Sport for their “wrong and highly insensitive” headline about him and Romelu Lukaku.
Romelu Lukaku’s representative is “almost in disbelief” at the Corriere dello Sport ‘Black Friday’ headline and their refusal to apologise for its racist connotations.
Edin Dzeko is in the squad to face Inter on Friday, despite suffering from flu symptoms, but Federico Fazio, Javier Pastore and Justin Kluivert miss out.
Roma coach Paulo Fonseca confirms Edin Dzeko will be “ready to play” against Inter as he calls it an “honour” to fill a role first offered to Antonio Conte.
Antonio Conte warns Inter have “no time to cry and hide” ahead of their Serie A showdown with a “mature” Roma on Friday.
Corriere dello Sport has broken its ‘Black Friday’ silence, claiming it’s an “innocent title” transformed into “poison” by those who have it “inside them”.