ROMA NEWS

Italy team doctor Enrico Castellacci is optimistic for Stephan El Shaarawy’s return to fitness, but casts doubt on Giorgio Chiellini.
Rome mayor Ignazio Marino has given his official approval to the construction of Roma’s new stadium, and hopes it will be ready by 2017.
Andrea Barzagli lists Roma s the ‘most formidable’ title challenger, as he outlines Juventus’ Champions League hopes.
Daniele De Rossi saw “the right reaction” from Italy, but denied criticising Mario Balotelli and Cesare Prandelli.
New Roma signing Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has been presented to the Press and asserts: “I have a great hunger for victory.”
Experienced duo Morgan De Sanctis and Maicon are also set to be offered contract extensions with Scudetto contenders Roma.
Alessandro Florenzi is set to put pen to paper on a new improved contract with hometown club Roma.
Roma icon Francesco Totti is today celebrating the 20th anniversary of his first goal in Serie A.
Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi has admitted that he did speak with Roma about Adrien Rabiot.
Empoli boss Maurizio Sarri has admitted that his side will be up against it when they face Roma after the international break.
Manchester United will continue their big-spending strategy in January, and have put Kevin Strootman at the top of their wishlist.
Roma President James Pallotta is delighted with the progress being made with the club’s new stadium.
Roma’s Champions League squad includes Kevin Strootman and several summer signings, but not Urby Emanuelson or Antonio Sanabria.
Federico Balzaretti has admitted that his current injury could spell the end of his career, but is hopeful of a recovery.
Roma have officially signed Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa on loan from Newcastle United.
The changes to the Serie A fixture list from Week 2 to 16 have been confirmed for the rest of 2014.
Nemanja Vidic and Vasco Regini are suspended for Serie A Week 2 after red cards for Inter and Sampdoria.
“I am very happy to be at Roma and couldn’t wait,” said Newcastle’s Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa ahead of a medical.
Andrea Consigli has joined Sassuolo, Piotr Zielinski from Udinese to Empoli and Roma full-back Alessio Romagnoli to Sampdoria.
Reports are that Roma are closing in on a move for Newcastle United centre-back Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa today.