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Wednesday July 31 2019
Fonseca: 'Roma need a centre-back'

Paulo Fonseca assures Edin Dzeko is focused on Roma, despite Inter links, but “the priority must be signing a central defender.”

Dzeko was on target in today’s 3-1 friendly win over Perugia, but with Romelu Lukaku seemingly going to Juventus, Inter have to put all their resources into the Bosnian centre-forward.

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Monday July 29 2019
Fonseca: 'Juve-Roma decisive'

Paulo Fonseca believes Roma’s final match of the season against Juventus “could be decisive for the ambitions of both teams.”

The fixture list for the 2019-20 Serie A campaign has been drawn up and provides a fascinating final round.

In the closing weekend, there will be Juventus-Roma, Napoli-Lazio and Atalanta-Inter.

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Friday July 26 2019
Roma deny selling training ground

Roma President Jim Pallotta denied reports the club tried to sell their Trigoria training ground to raise funds. “Idiots, that’s too funny.”

There had been a report in financial newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore that the Giallorossi were eager to offload the camp for €30m during a series of meetings in London.

“Idiots, that’s too funny,” replied Pallotta when asked about the rumour by RomaPress.net.

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Friday July 26 2019
Pellegrini: Fonseca needs time

Lorenzo Pellegrini thinks Roma have a keeper in Paulo Fonseca but has urged his club to give the Coach time.

Fonseca was confirmed as Roma’s new Coach earlier in the summer, and Pellegrini has been encouraged by the Portuguese’s early impact.

“I like the way Fonseca thinks about football,” he told Roma TV.

“He always puts you at ease and is very direct: if he wants something from you, you must do it, period.

“He’s only been here for a few weeks, though, so we have to give him time.”

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Wednesday July 24 2019
Fonseca: 'Roma will improve'

Paulo Fonseca was pleased with Amadou Diawara’s Roma debut, even if “we have much to improve in his playing style.”

The Giallorossi beat Serie C side Gubbio 3-0 this evening with goals from Javier Pastore, Federico Fazio and Mirko Antonucci.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game after a week of hard physical work in fitness training, but I saw a good response. We’re just at the beginning,” the Coach told Roma TV.

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Tuesday July 23 2019
Roma eye up Junior Moraes

Roma are looking at Shakhtar Donetsk and Ukraine striker Junior Moraes, who would reunite with Coach Paulo Fonseca.

Edin Dzeko continues to push for a move to Inter, while Gonzalo Higuain is reticent to leave Juventus for the Stadio Olimpico.

According to Calciomercato.it, the latest name on the Giallorossi radar is Junior Moraes and he’d be relatively simple to secure.

Originally from Brazil, he is a 32-year-old Ukraine international who joined Shakhtar Donetsk a year ago as a free agent.

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Tuesday July 23 2019
Mancini: 'Fonseca like Gasperini'

Gianluca Mancini had “no doubts” when Roma came calling and can see similarities between Paulo Fonseca and Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini.

The centre-back made the move from Atalanta this week on loan with obligation to buy for a total €15m, plus up to a maximum of €8m in bonuses.

“I am fully aware that I’m still young and have a lot to learn, but I’m happy to be here and to improve at Roma,” said the 23-year-old in his Press conference.

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Monday July 22 2019
Diawara: 'Roma are an honour'

Amadou Diawara cut his holidays short to be in good shape for Roma and said “it’ll be an honour to work with Paulo Fonseca.”

The midfielder made the transfer from Napoli at the same time as Kostas Manolas completed his switch to the Stadio San Paolo.

“I cut my vacation short so that I could return early, get to know my new teammates and Coach,” he said in his Press conference.

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Sunday July 21 2019
Diawara: Lucky to be at Roma

Amadou Diawara says ‘being a Roma player means being lucky’ and that it is an ‘honour’ to play under Paulo Fonseca.

Diawara is already training with the Giallorossi, despite only just getting back from the Africa Cup of Nations, and the former Napoli midfielder is ready to make an instant impact.

“For me, being a Roma player means being lucky,” he told Roma TV.

“I gave up a bit of my holidays before I came here. I couldn’t wait to meet the Coach and my new teammates.

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Saturday July 20 2019
Veretout: 'Fonseca influenced choice'

Jordan Veretout confirmed Coach Paulo Fonseca had “a big influence” on his move to Roma. “Now it’s up to me to repay that confidence.”

The midfielder completed his transfer today on loan with obligation to buy from Fiorentina for €17m, plus another €2m in performance-related bonuses.

“Being a Roma player means so much. It was a long negotiation process, but I am now very happy to have arrived at a big club,” Veretout told Roma TV.

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