Juventus are reportedly interested in Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, who has a €45m release clause.
With the winter break coming later in Serie A this year, some sides appear to be struggling with the furious pace at the top.
Radja Nainggolan believes Roma’s defeat to Juventus proves “we have to do the dirty work” and be more clinical.
Roma had the chances to draw level in Turin, but it was a centre-back who got the top Football Italia rating.
Medhi Benatia got the winner for Juventus, but it was another ex-Roma player who stood out in the Football Italia player ratings.
Radja Nainggolan warns “talking about the Scudetto was a mistake” Roma made in the past and explains the post-match tension with Juventus staff.
Eusebio Di Francesco was not downhearted after Roma lost 1-0 in Turin. “We dominated the final 20 minutes and caused Juve problems.”
Max Allegri explained his tactical choices as Juventus beat Roma 1-0 and reassured Paulo Dybala. “Winning 1-0 is always a nice feeling.”
Medhi Benatia was pleased to score against his former teammates, as “Roma are one of our rivals for the Scudetto” and Juventus continue their march.
Medhi Benatia got the only goal of the game against his former club, as Juventus got past Roma, but were hanging on for dear life at the end.
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Roma director of sport Monchi insists they are not Scudetto favourites, but being considered contenders is “motivating” against Juventus.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta defended the decision to drop Paulo Dybala, calling Roma and Napoli “the main Scudetto contenders.”
Kostas Manolas assures Roma won’t change their approach in Turin against Juventus, but need to convert more of their chances.
Giorgio Chiellini admits Juventus v Roma this evening is “a real Scudetto battle” this evening and the teams share great respect.
Juventus drop Paulo Dybala yet again, but have Mario Mandzukic and Juan Cuadrado back against Edin Dzeko and Stephan El Shaarawy’s Roma.
There are growing reports Paulo Dybala will be benched for the third Serie A game running, as Juventus host Roma tonight.
Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic should be back in the starting XI for Juventus, while Roma rely on Stephan El Shaarawy and Edin Dzeko.
Roma go to Turin tonight looking for their first win away to Juventus since January 2010.
Players’ Association President Damiano Tommasi confirmed he is putting himself forward as a candidate to be the new FIGC President.