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Wednesday May 20 2020
Roma to bring back Massara?

Roma could bring back Ricky Massara from Milan to replace Gianluca Petrachi as their sporting director, it is claimed.

Tuttomercatoweb reports Petrachi and the rest of Roma’s board are fighting for their futures after the club posted huge debts.

His position was considered insecure even before the coronavirus pandemic, owing to his failure to bring down the side’s wage bill sufficiently.

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Monday May 18 2020
Vagnati can transform Torino

Torino President Urbano Cairo hired director Davide Vagnati and Martin Mork believes the former SPAL transfer guru can revitalise the Granata.

It’s the end of an era at SPAL, as within weeks of each other, coach Leonardo Semplici was fired and director of sport Davide Vagnati walked away for a new role at Torino. They may not be particularly famous names, but what they achieved together at SPAL to go from the depths of Serie C to top-flight stability.

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Tuesday May 5 2020
Karsdorp-Hysaj swap deal?

Roma full-back Rick Karsdorp could swap places with Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj this summer, as the clubs are allegedly ready to enter discussions about a possible exchange deal.

In March, rumours claimed Roma were hoping to sell Karsdorp back to Feyenoord for €8m, but Calciomercato.com has revealed that sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli might be ready to give the Dutch defender a chance to impress at the San Paolo.

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Sunday March 1 2020
Petrachi: 'Fair to stop Serie A'

Roma director of sport Gianluca Petrachi believes “stopping the entire league would’ve been the fair thing to do” amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

Their trip to Cagliari kicks off at 17.00 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

This is one of only two Serie A games going ahead today, as five were postponed to May 13, sparking a great deal of controversy.

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Thursday February 27 2020
Petrachi: 'Right Roma attitude in Gent'

Roma director Gianluca Petrachi trusts they will have “the right attitude” against KAA Gent in the Europa League and reveals his advice to Carles Perez.

It kicks off at 17.55 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

“We expect the right attitude, as we know this is an in or out game, the strong performance is required and we have faith in our squad,” the director of sport told Sky Sport Italia.

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Monday February 17 2020
Petrachi set for Roma exit?

Roma’s director of sport Gianluca Petrachi is reportedly almost certain to leave the club at the end of the season, but his exit could be hastened.

Petrachi only joined the Giallorossi last summer, and brought in a raft of players including Chris Smalling, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Amadou Diawara and Jordan Veretout.

Roma’s season started brightly, but since the turn of the year the club have struggled.

Il Corriere dello Sport believes that Petrachi will leave the club at the end of the season, if not sooner.

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Wednesday February 12 2020
Petrachi: 'Patience is needed'

Roma director of sport Gianluca Petrachi has pleaded for patience, and says this is still “year zero after the trouble of the last few seasons.” 

The Giallorossi suffered a 4-2 defeat to Sassuolo, and followed it up with a 3-2 home loss to Bologna last weekend.

Petrachi was speaking at a press conference to unveil new signings Carles Perez, Gonzalo Villar and Roger Ibanez, and implored for patience.

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Tuesday February 4 2020
Report: Friedkin and Pallotta talks ongoing

Representatives of Friedkin Group are reportedly in ongoing talks with owner James Pallotta’s lawyers, hoping to finalise a Roma takeover within the month.

The Corriere dello Sport has claimed that lawyers and consultants of Friedkin Group are still in Rome to complete the handover.

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Saturday February 1 2020
Petrachi: 'Wish Florenzi luck'

Roma director Gianluca Petrachi wishes Alessandro Florenzi “the best of luck” at Valencia and assures he will return in June.

They visit Sassuolo at 19.45 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

This is the first match since the January transfer window shut, which saw captain Florenzi loaned to Valencia.

“Paulo Fonseca was very clear in his press conference,” the director of sport told DAZN.

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Sunday January 26 2020
Petrachi: 'Perez, Villar and Ibanez'

Gianluca Petrachi said Roma cannot be compared to Lazio right now, but confirmed advanced negotiations for Carles Perez, Gonzalo Villar and Roger Ibanez.

The Derby della Capitale kicks off at 17.00 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

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