ROMA NEWS

Real Betis seem unwilling to pay the €5m Fiorentina are asking for Joaquin, as Juan Manuel Iturbe is lined up from Roma.
Roma have given PSG a deadline for Lucas Digne or will go for Schalke’s Sead Kolasinac instead.
Atalanta are on the verge of signing defender Rafael Toloi from Sao Paulo.
Andrea Mandorlini was “happy with a point” against Roma, even though Verona had taken the lead.
Rudi Garcia was satisfied with Edin Dzeko and Mohamed Salah after Roma started the season with a 1-1 draw at Verona.
Alessandro Florenzi snatched a point for Roma in Verona after woodwork was rattled and goalkeepers performed great saves.
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni said they were “lacking something” over the last two years.
Leandro Castan is back in action after almost a year out following brain surgery. “I didn’t know I had that strength.”
Mohamed Salah, Edin Dzeko and Gervinho start together as Roma open the season with Luca Toni’s Hellas Verona.
The Serie A season begins at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT) with Verona v Roma, so join us for all the build-up and action.
Pepe Reina is enthusiastic about the new Napoli and warns if Juventus don’t win the Scudetto “it’ll be a disaster for them.”
Juventus face “a much more balanced” Serie A season with Inter, Milan, Roma and Napoli Scudetto challengers, said Max Allegri.
Joaquin is pushing to leave for Real Betis, while Fiorentina try to keep him but are forced into considering alternatives.
Claudio Ranieri tips Rudi Garcia’s Roma for the Scudetto, is intrigued by Milan and doesn’t envy Antonio Conte.
After Genoa, now Fiorentina are also targeting Roma flop Juan Manuel Iturbe for a loan move.
Torino President Urbano Cairo gave updates on Bruno Peres, Nikola Maksimovic, Amauri and Sanjin Prcic.
Andrea Mandorlini warned Verona can cause an upset against revamped Roma tomorrow. “Anything can happen.”
Hellas Verona announced their squad for the first match of the Serie A season against Roma.
Mohamed Salah’s lawyer told “losers to stop talking and making ‘promises’ you cannot fulfil” in a swipe at Fiorentina.
Antonio Cassano hopes to shine with Sampdoria and get back into the Italy squad. “The main thing is not to be an idiot.”