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Sunday January 21 2018
EDF: 'Roma injuries piled up'

Eusebio Di Francesco blamed injuries and poor fitness levels for Roma’s 1-1 draw with Inter and shrugged off Edin Dzeko questions.

“We put in a very good performance for 65-70 minutes. The team then lost intensity, I had few midfield options, there were cramps all over the place and that forced my hand,” the Coach told Mediaset Premium.

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Sunday January 21 2018
Line-ups: Inter-Roma

Inter and Roma go head-to-head for third place, but it could also be Edin Dzeko’s final match in a Giallorossi jersey before his Chelsea move.

It kicks off at 19.45 GMT, follow the build-up and action while giving your views on the LIVEBLOG.

Both these sides were in the Scudetto race until a few weeks ago, but went into a dismal run of form ahead of the Winter break.

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Saturday January 20 2018
Roma reshuffle against Inter

Roma could move Radja Nainggolan and Alessandro Florenzi into different roles against Inter if Daniele De Rossi doesn’t recover.

The showdown for third place kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Diego Perotti and Maxime Gonalons are not even in the squad due to injury, while De Rossi is not fully fit either and remains a doubt to start with his calf problem.

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Saturday January 20 2018
EDF: 'Roma action, not words'

Eusebio Di Francesco confirms Edin Dzeko will start against Inter and hopes transfer rumours “won’t affect” Roma players. “We need action, not words.”

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The build-up to the game has been dominated by reports that Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri are heading to Chelsea in a combined €60m deal, while Chinese clubs call Radja Nainggolan.

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Saturday January 20 2018
Monchi: 'Roma won't weaken squad'

Roma director of sport Monchi held a surprise Press conference to insist “our intention is not to weaken the squad,” but didn’t mention Edin Dzeko, Emerson Palmieri or Radja Nainggolan.

The Spaniard read out a statement to the reporters ahead of Coach Eusebio Di Francesco’s Press conference this afternoon, replying to reports of Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri moving to Chelsea in a double €60m deal, while Nainggolan has been linked with China.

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Saturday January 20 2018
Boniek: 'Roma don't want to win'

Zibi Boniek is furious with Roma after reports Emerson Palmieri, Edin Dzeko and even Radja Nainggolan could leave in January. “They don’t want to win.”

There are multiple reports that Chelsea are close to a €60m double swoop for left-back Emerson Palmieri and striker Dzeko, while clubs in China are interested in midfielder Nainggolan.

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Saturday January 20 2018
Capello: 'Rafinha needs time'

Fabio Capello warns Rafinha “will need time” to make his mark at Inter and fears Roma require massive changes if they sell Edin Dzeko to Chelsea.

The Jiangsu Suning Coach is currently in a training camp with the team in Marbella and spoke to Radio Deejay about the latest transfer news.

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Friday January 19 2018
Kolarov: Nainggolan will score twice

Roma’s Aleksandar Kolarov claims Radja Nainggolan will score twice against Inter and that “I like Edin Dzeko more” than Mauro Icardi.

Icardi goes into Sunday’s clash between the two sides as Serie A’s second top scorer, while Nainggolan will make his first appearance since being reprimanded for a New Year’s video of him drinking and smoking.

“Icardi their biggest threat? Yes, but they also have other players that can make the difference,” the left-back told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday January 19 2018
EDF: ‘Roma could change shape’

Roma Coach Eusebio Di Francesco says he could “soon switch to 4-2-3-1” as tacticians shouldn’t be “fundamentalists”.

The former Sassuolo boss is known for favouring a 4-3-3, but there have been complaints from sections of the Giallorossi support that he’s too inflexible.

“A coach must be able to convey his ideas and make the player understand that it’s the best choice for him and for the group,” Di Francesco explained at the FIGC-USSI seminar.

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Wednesday January 17 2018
Nainggolan in Chinese breakthrough?

Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan could join Guangzhou Evergrande on loan as they look to avoid China’s ‘luxury tax’.

Nainggolan saw a €50m transfer to Guangzhou fall through earlier in the week, but Calciomercato.com claims Roma President James Pallotta has managed to revive negotiations.

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