ROMA NEWS

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s Serie A games, Roma-SPAL, Juventus-Genoa and Udinese-Napoli.
Roma’s run of four wins in a row came to a screeching halt, beaten 2-0 at home by 10-man SPAL, who hadn’t won here since 1965.
Roma director Monchi is confident they’ll beat SPAL and be “ready to march on and reach the positions we belong in.”
SPAL director of sport Andrea Gazzoli is confident “if we continue to play like this, then the results will arrive eventually.”
Luca Pellegrini is “keeping my cool” ahead of his second Serie A start for Roma against SPAL this afternoon.
Roma have little room for squad rotation and rely on Edin Dzeko with Cengiz Under and Stephan El Shaarawy against a SPAL side trying to stop the rot.
Kostas Manolas reveals he almost left Roma, but would be hard to prise away now, and believes they could’ve won the Champions League.
Sampdoria director Walter Sabatini is reportedly recovering well and eager to get back to work with the Blucerchiati.
Milan could face a period of severe austerity measures to balance the books with Financial Fair Play after the Yonghong Li debacle.
Sought-after Nicolò Barella assures he would “not leave Cagliari for money, but only for ambition,” with a hint that will please Inter.
Roma and Inter face strong competition from Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in the race for FC Porto midfielder Hector Herrera.
Leonardo Semplici is ready to shake things up as SPAL deal with absentees in their trip to Roma this afternoon. “Anyone could be in the starting XI.”
Patrik Schick is out of the Roma squad for tomorrow’s Spal game, but Javier Pastore returns.
Empoli and Roma are the unluckiest sides in Serie A this season, but SPAL are the only team yet to rattle the frame of the goal.
Eusebio Di Francesco believes Edin Dzeko needs to get more involved in Roma’s team play and that Daniele De Rossi will ‘easily’ become a Coach.
Roma have found the net with precisely half of the 22 outfield players used in Serie A so far this season, but Frosinone scored with only two.
Giorgio Chiellini insists Juventus ‘absolutely aren’t unbeatable’, Inter and Napoli are their ‘biggest Scudetto rivals’ and ‘we’d gladly welcome back Paul Pogba’.
Inter have reportedly revived their interest in Malcom, who could leave Barcelona in January.
Cagliari owner Tommaso Giulini says he will not stand in the way of Nicolo Barella if the midfielder wants to play in the Champions League.
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