AS Roma

Serie A

Roma Closing In On Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho could be returning to Serie A this summer, but his likely destination appears to be Rome and not Milan.

According to L’Equipe, AS Roma have beaten Inter Milan and have offered Mourinho a three-year contract to become their new manager this summer.

The Italian giants sacked Eusebio Di Francesco earlier this season, while Claudio Ranieri is currently in charge on an interim basis until the end of the campaign.

It has been a difficult season for Roma, who reached the Champions League semi-finals just 12 month ago. The hiring of a serial winner like Mourinho would be a major indication of the Giallorossi’s ambition and a statement of intent.

Serie A

Roma Heading Back To The US This Summer

Roma will be the only Italian team in the US this summer, as the 2019 International Champions Cup (ICC) schedule was released.

With Juventus, Inter and Milan heading to Asia, Roma will have the US to themselves, and they have scheduled three high profile friendlies.

Roma will kick off their preseason against Mexican side Guadalajara on July 17 at the Seatgeek Stadium in Bridgeview.

The Giallorossi then face Arsenal at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium, prior to ending their participation on July 25 against Benfica at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison.

Champions League, Serie A

Roma Sack Eusebio Di Francesco After Dramatic Champions League Exit

Claudio Ranieri is poised to make a swift return to management with Roma after they sacked under-fire Eusebio Di Francesco on Thursday.

The 67-year-old, a Roma fan, was sacked as manager of Fulham last week but is close to agreeing terms with Roma to become their caretaker manager until the end of the season.

Di Francesco saw his side crash out of the Champions League to Porto on the back of a disappointing Serie A campaign including a weekend derby defeat by Lazio.

“On behalf of myself and everyone at AS Roma, I’d like to thank Eusebio for his work and his commitment,” President Jim Pallotta told the club website.

Liverpool, Serie A

Napoli Owner Accuses Roma And Liverpool Of Collusion

Blockbuster claims from outspoken Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, who suggested on Friday that the owners of Roma and Liverpool are secretly the same.

In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport on Friday, De Laurentiis said “a little bird has told me a few years ago” that Pallotta is in some form of partnership with Liverpool owner John Henry.

“I always had a suspicion that the real owner of Roma is the same as Liverpool, and if this were the case, the two clubs should not be allowed to play in the Champions League,” De Laurentiis said.

Barcelona

Roma president Jim Pallotta Slams Barcelona

Roma president Jim Pallotta has criticised Barcelona for acting ‘unethically and immorally’ in their signing of Brazilian winger Malcom – and suggested they should send them star player as compensation.

The club seemed to have a deal sewn up with Bordeaux for 21-year-old Brazilian winger Malcom – to the extent that they confirmed the deal on , and Roma fans were gathered at the airport to welcome the player.

However at the 11th hour Barca swooped with a £45m bid which blew Roma’s offer out the water, and Malcom failed to board his chartered private plane to Rome.

Liverpool

Liverpool Smash World Record To Sign Alisson

Liverpool are on the brink of making Alisson the world’s most expensive goalkeeper after agreeing a world recod £67.5million deal with Roma.

The Brazil international broke off from his holiday in Sardinia on Wednesday to head to Merseyside and is set to sign a six-year contract.

He will have a medical on Thursday after Michael Edwards, Liverpool’s sporting director, reached an agreement with his Roma counterpart Monchi that will see the Anfield club pay £58.5m up front with £9m in add-ons.

Chelsea, Man Utd., Real Madrid, Serie A

Real Madrid Prefer Courtois Over De Gea And Alisson

In 2014, Real Madrid bought the best goalkeeper of the World Cup and four years on they look set to repeat the exercise by signing Thibaut Courtois.

After the Brazil World Cup they picked off Keylor Navas. The Costa Rican had not lifted the Golden Glove award because World Cup winner Manuel Neuer had been awarded it but Navas was outstanding throughout the tournament.

Fast forward four years and on Sunday, Courtois was announced goalkeeper of the tournament. The Golden Glove winner could be available for a bargain price of around €40m (£35.2m) because he has only one year left on his Real Madrid contract, and he has told the Premier League side he has no intention of signing a new deal.

Champions League, Liverpool

Roma Owner James Pallotta Condemns Actions Of His Own Supporters

Roma president Jim Pallotta has launched an attack on the “morons” whom he believes are tarnishing the name of the club and Italian football in general.

In an explosive, expletive-laden interview posted on Roma’s website, Pallotta criticised those supporters who cause trouble at and around matches. He also labelled Tuesday’s assault on Liverpool fan Sean Cox, which left the 53-year-old in a critical condition, the “most disgusting stupidity.”

“We have a long history at Roma and what’s going on when you have a few stupid people is that they destroy our history and they attack our legacy and I’m tired of it,” he is quoted as saying in the interview.

News, Serie A

Daniele De Rossi Announces He Is Staying At Roma

You could almost hear the scream of frustration from Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini after Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi said he is staying at Roma.

Despite signing a new contract last season that tied him to the Giallorossi until 2017, De Rossi’s agent was reported to have flown out for talks with City officials last week. The Premier League champions were said to have offered €35m and a four year deal worth €9m a season, raising doubts over the midfielder’s future.

However, at a Press conference at Roma’s Trigoria training complex today, the 29-year-old dispelled fears over his departure.

Serie A

Roma Hit 4 Past Inter

So there were some very interesting results around Europe this weekend with the major stories making the headlines being Inter’s 4-0 loss to Roma in the Serie A and Chelsea’s surprising 3-3 draw at home with United.

Coming off the back of 3 poor results, Inter desperately needed a win to ensure  they broke into the top 4 spot., however, a 13 minute goal by Juan set the ball rolling for the capital club who were looking to pick up their first win in three outings.

Inter Captain Javier Zanetti’s post match remarks say it all: