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Saturday August 17 2019
Dzeko 'couldn't wait for Icardi'

Edin Dzeko surprised everyone by snubbing Inter and signing a new Roma contract. “He cannot wait for Mauro Icardi’s decision and he is loved here,” said his agent.

The striker’s deal was due to expire at the end of the season, but the Giallorossi would not sell for under €20m and eventually the Icardi refusal to join Roma or accept Napoli proved pivotal.

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Friday August 16 2019
Agent tirade against 'lying' Roma

A war of words has erupted between Turkish agent Bayram Tutumlu and Roma President James Pallotta, who dubbed the furious representative “hilarious.”

Tutumlu helped broker the moves for Robin Olsen and Cengiz Under, and is close to ex-Giallorossi director of sport Monchi.

The agent went on a Twitter tirade aimed at Roma, President Pallotta, consultant Franco Baldini and new director of sport Gianluca Petrachi – all of it in Spanish.

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Thursday August 15 2019
Petrachi: Roma 'perfect' for Cengiz

Sporting director Gianluca Petrachi believes Roma are the ‘perfect’ club for Cengiz Under after the attacker signed a new contract.

Cengiz signalled his intention to continue his development at Roma on Thursday, committing himself to the Giallorossi until 2023.

“We really wanted to complete this renewal, because we all see the talent Cengiz has,” Petrachi told the Lupi’s official website.

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Saturday July 20 2019
Veretout 'very happy' with Roma move

Jordan Veretout is “very happy to join this great club” Roma in a €17m deal from Fiorentina, while Gianluca Petrachi assured he’d been “enthusiastic” since the start.

The move was completed today, on loan with obligation to buy for a total €17m, plus another €2m in bonuses.

“I am very happy to join this great club, with wonderful players,” the 26-year-old midfielder told asroma.com.

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Monday July 15 2019
Petrachi: 'All offers evaluated'

Roma director Gianluca Petrachi confirmed Toby Alderweireld talks, but Nicolò Zaniolo and Alessandro Florenzi “are not on the market. If offers arrive, they will be evaluated.”

He spoke after presenting Leonardo Spinazzola in a Press conference and was his usual open self when asked about other transfer deals, such as whether Zaniolo or Florenzi are on the market.

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Monday July 15 2019
Spinazzola: 'Roma going to be fun'

Leonardo Spinazzola insists he has no regrets at leaving Juventus for Roma, as Paulo Fonseca’s football is “attractive to watch and fun to play in.”

The versatile full-back made the move in exchange for cash plus Luca Pellegrini and is hoping for more playing time than he got in Turin.

“Roma have always been a great club with excellent players, while the atmosphere with the fans at the Stadio Olimpico is remarkable. It’s always been fun to play here,” said Spinazzola in his Press conference.

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Wednesday July 10 2019
Pau Lopez: 'Can't say no to Roma'

Pau Lopez claims it is “basically impossible to say no to a club like Roma and this is a big step forward in my career” after completing the transfer from Real Betis.

The goalkeeper signed on until June 2024 for an official fee of €23.5m, but there will also be the remaining 50 per cent of Antonio Sanabria’s contract and some bonuses, taking the total cost to around €28m.

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Wednesday July 10 2019
Introducing Pau Lopez

Pau Lopez becomes the eighth most expensive ever shot-stopper, so Massimo Nuzzo outlines the strengths and weaknesses of Roma’s new sweeper-keeper.

It’s safe to say the main priority for new Roma director of sport Gianluca Petrachi was finding a goalkeeper to replace the disastrous Robin Olsen. Despite that failed experiment, the Giallorossi have again gone for a foreign shot-stopper with no Serie A experience in Real Betis ‘keeper Pau Lopez.

Not only are many fans not familiar with the 24-year-old, but he also becomes the most expensive goalkeeper ever signed by the club at around €28m and the eighth costliest in football history, on a par with Manuel Neuer.

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Thursday July 4 2019
Petrachi, Fonseca, El Sha, Totti...

Gianluca Petrachi believes Roma fans will love Paulo Fonseca, warns Stephan El Shaarawy ‘we can’t go overboard’ and ‘would’ve liked’ Francesco Totti to stay.

Fonseca was chosen as Claudio Fonseca’s successor last month, and Petrachi is excited about what the Coach has in store for Roma.

“I was very impressed by Fonseca,” continued the sporting director at his debut Press conference.

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Thursday July 4 2019
Petrachi: Dzeko, Higuain, Barella...

Gianluca Petrachi warns Inter will not bully Roma over Edin Dzeko, advises Gonzalo Higuain to join his club but concedes Nicolo Barella is a ‘closed chapter’.

Petrachi was officially unveiled as Roma’s new sporting director on Thursday afternoon, and he did not hold back in his assessments of several players, starting with Dzeko.

“The message we must send out is that Roma won’t be blackmailed by anyone,” he began.

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