ROMA NEWS

Former Lazio President Sergio Cragnotti reveals the club almost signed Gabriel Batistuta before he joined Roma.
Roma defender Douglas Maicon believes the Giallorossi have improved this season, while Juventus have not.
Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal admits ‘it’s a dream’ for the club to taste Champions League success, and says they're stronger than Roma.
Roma director Walter Sabatini and Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani were in touch yesterday to discuss the loan of Mattia Destro, according to reports.
Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman has played down rumours linking him to Manchester United, saying it would be ‘disrespectful’ to discuss a move.
Roma could give up on signing Fiorentina’s Neto in order to focus on Chelsea’s Petr Cech it is reported.
Daniele Orsato will be officiating the derby between Roma and Lazio, while Paolo Tagliavento is given charge of Napoli-Juventus.
Roma are attempting to offload Ashley Cole and Marco Borriello in an attempt to ease the wagebill, but reports suggest they are intent on staying.
Roma are apparently countering Juventus’ offer for Norberto Neto by proposing their half of Andrea Bertolacci, whilst Inter are at the gates.
Roma are reportedly readying plans to raise funds for Radja Nainggolan’s outright purchase, and will also start talks on a new contract.
Liverpool are probing for Roma's Miralem Pjanic and reports suggest they have prepared an offer of €30m for the club and an annual €4m for the player.
Lazio's Senad Lulic will be out with injury for 40 days, but there is hope Lorik Cana can improve in time for the derby against Roma.
Udinese’s Executive President Franco Soldati has added his voice to the clamour for goal-line technology following yesterday’s game with Roma.
Roma have confirmed that Adem Ljajic has not suffered knee ligament damage, leaving the Serb in contention for Sunday’s Rome derby.
Roma’s Davide Astori is looking forward to the Scudetto battle with Juventus, insisting that now is when ‘the fun begins’.
Serie A got off to an electrifying second half of the season with some cracking goals, as Dave Taylor selects his best XI from Week 17.
Former referee Paolo Bertini says Roma's goal at Udinese should have been ruled invalid, but he still deplores the use of goal-line officials.
Roma are considering loaning out or exchanging Mattia Destro now, with Milan, Fiorentina and Torino as the viable options.
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta blasted Rudi Garcia for “forgetting” the incidents that went Roma’s way.
Udinese patron Giampaolo Pozzo accused Rudi Garcia of “reaping the rewards of his pressure on referees.”