ROMA NEWS

David Pizarro and Manuel Pasqual are back in the Fiorentina squad to face Roma, but still no Mario Gomez.
Roma are coming off four consecutive stalemates, but Rudi Garcia trusts they will be “11 wolves” against Fiorentina.
As Serie A heads into the depths of winter, the first weekend of December throws up some big clashes with the undoubted game of the weekend being the heavy weight top of the table encounter between Roma and Fiorentina.
There are reports Roma turned down the opportunity to sign Juventus star Paul Pogba on a free transfer.
Fabio Capello commented on Italy’s World Cup hopes, the changes at Milan and who he’ll support for the Scudetto.
Francesco Totti took part in training today, though it remains to be seen whether he could recover for Sunday’s Roma-Fiorentina.
Italian media claim Stevan Jovetic or Dani Osvaldo will return to Serie A in January as Inter patron Erick Thohir’s first buy.
Miralem Pjanic reveals the reason behind Roma’s recent struggles. “It’s not easy to play without Francesco Totti.”
Gabriel Batistuta admits Fiorentina “have been unique in my life” after returning to the Stadio Franchi.
Roma goalkeeper Julio Sergio Bertagnoli has officially terminated his contract by mutual consent.
Cesare Prandelli hinted he could call Francesco Totti for the World Cup, but Antonio Cassano is less likely to be considered.
Rudi Garcia has reserved special praise for Francesco Totti. “He is one of the greatest players in the history of football”.
Micah Richards has been contacted by Milan, according to reports in the Italian Press this afternoon.
Parma will make contact with Roma in January about a possible move for Mattia Destro, reports suggest.
Russia manager Fabio Capello believes “Roma are the only real Scudetto antagonists to Juventus.”
Javier Pastore has rubbished reports that he is set for a January loan switch to Roma. “I’m staying at Paris Saint-Germain.”
Stefano Colantuono has regrets over dropping two points, but Rudi Garcia wanted a penalty.
Rudi Garcia explained his surprising tactical choices after Roma’s fourth consecutive draw with Atalanta.
Roma and Sampdoria scraped last-minute points away to Atalanta and Inter, Cagliari fought back from 2-0 down to hold Sassuolo, while Chievo won again.
Roma have lost the Serie A leadership, but face a very difficult trip to Atalanta with Gervinho starting and Adem Ljajic dropped.