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Tuesday January 23 2018
Roma: Babacar to replace Dzeko?

Roma are reportedly looking to replace Chelsea-bound Edin Dzeko with Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar.

Acccording to La Nazionale, Roma would like to bring in Babacar on loan with an option to buy in the summer, the 24-year-old having scored five goals in 18 appearances for the Viola this season.

However, the newspaper warns Fiorentina are unconvinced by the idea and would want Gregoire Defrel in return.

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Wednesday January 17 2018
Perotti in doubt for Inter

Roma could be without Diego Perotti for Sunday’s clash with Inter, as the winger missed training today.

Serie A returns from its winter break this weekend, with the Giallorossi travelling to Milan to take on Luciano Spalletti’s side.

They could be without one of their key men, however, as Corriere dello Sport reports that Perotti missed training today with muscular fatigue.

The Argentine underwent physiotherapy at Trigoria today, and Coach Eusebio Di Francesco still hopes to have him available to face the Nerazzurri.

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Thursday January 11 2018
Roma can turn this around

There’s no reason for panic in the Giallorossi camp, as Vilizar Yakimov feels some minor changes can save their season.

A turbulent summer saw Roma losing some of their most valuable players, as Mohamed Salah, Antonio Rudiger and Leandro Paredes all left the Capital club and moved abroad. Add to that the retirement of the iconic Francesco Totti and you can easily see why even the most optimistic tifosi were not fancying Roma’s chances at the start of the season.

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Friday January 5 2018
De Rossi out, Nainggolan dropped

Roma are without Daniele De Rossi and Gregoire Defrel, but drop Radja Nainggolan against Atalanta as “punishment for recent conduct.”

It kicks off on Saturday at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Coach Eusebio Di Francesco confirmed that Nainggolan would be left out for this game after he posted an Instagram video of his partying at New Year’s.

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Wednesday January 3 2018
Roma resume Mahrez bid?

According to France Football, Leicester City will let Riyad Mahrez go in January for the right offer, so Roma are ready to try again.

The Giallorossi made no secret of their attempts to sign the Algeria international over the summer, but baulked at the €50m price-tag.

A final offer of €40m was tabled in August, but director of sport Monchi eventually gave up and opted for Sassuolo forward Gregoire Defrel instead.

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Friday December 29 2017
Defrel misses Sassuolo reunion

Gregoire Defrel is out injured against his former club, as Roma host Sassuolo, but Patrik Schick will be in the starting XI.

It kicks off on Saturday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Giallorossi are without Defrel, who picked up a thigh problem in training, and long-term absentee Rick Karsdorp.

It is still a reunion for other ex-Sassuolo men Lorenzo Pellegrini and Coach Eusebio Di Francesco.

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Friday December 22 2017
Defrel still out for Roma

Gregoire Defrel isn’t fit enough to travel with Roma to face Juventus, but Aleksandar Kolarov returns to the squad.

The Giallorossi face the Old Lady in Turin tomorrow night, as they look to get a first win away at Juve since January 2010.

Defrel returned to training this week after struggling with a knee injury, but Coach Eusebio Di Francesco hasn’t deemed him fit enough to make the squad.

Kolarov returns after being rested in the midweek Coppa Italia defeat to Torino, meaning it’s pretty much a full squad for the Lupi.

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Friday December 15 2017
Roma handed double boost

Roma have been handed a double boost with the inclusions of Daniele De Rossi and Kevin Strootman in their squad to face Cagliari.

The match kicks off at 19:45 GMT tomorrow – click here for a preview.

De Rossi returns after serving a two-match ban for slapping Genoa striker Gianluca Lapadula, while Strootman pulled through training on Friday.

However, there is no such luck for Gregoire Defrel, who is still recovering from a knee injury.

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Monday November 27 2017
Defrel suffers knee injury

Roma have confirmed that striker Gregoire Defrel sustained a knee problem during their 1-1 draw with Genoa on Sunday.

A medical report on Roma’s official website explained how Defrel took “a heavy blow to his left knee joint” in the final half-hour at Marassi and will now be placed on a recovery programme.

The Frenchman has yet to score in 10 appearances for the Giallorossi since following Coach Eusebio Di Francesco out of Sassuolo over the summer.

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Saturday November 4 2017
Monchi: 'No Roma for Mahrez'

Roma director of sport Monchi explained why they won’t ask Leicester City for Riyad Mahrez again. “The only reason he didn’t come…”

The former Sevilla chief spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport, you can read the rest of the interview here and here.

Monchi was brought in as a transfer wizard, but even he could not get Leicester City to part with Mahrez this summer.

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