MANCINI STILL CHASING DE ROSSI

Roberto Mancini has said that he will not give up on signing Daniel de Rossi from Roma. Daniel de Rossi has been regarded as one of the finest players from Italy in recent times, but he has always had a great affinity for Roma.

OSVALDO FINED AND SUSPENDED

Roma have fined striker Pablo Osvaldo € 50,000 and have also suspended him from the club, after a bust up between him and teammate Erik Lamela.

Osvaldo is reported to have punched Lamela in the dressing room. They were in the dressing room following the 2-0 defeat at the hands of Udinese. Manager Luis Enrique has also said that the club should be taking immediate action over Pablo Osvaldo, whose actions have threatened to derail Roma's season.

PJANIC HAILS TOTTI

AS Roma may be 7 points off the top of the table already, with just over a quarter of the season gone, but that doesn't mean that Bosnian international Miralem Pjanic has given up on getting into the Champions League next season! Far from it!

MONTOYA EYES BARCA STAY

Roma target Martin Montoya has said that he is more than happy to stay at Barcelona for at least another year. The right-back has recently been linked with the likes of Roma, Valencia and Getafe, but has no intention of leaving Camp Nou, although he did recently revealed that he was flattered with the interest of Roma.

"I'm still very young and have a contract for another year," Montoya said to RAC1.

"I'm feeling very comfortable at Barcelona and I'm not listening to any other offers.

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ANCELOTTI LINKED WITH ROMA

Carlo Ancelotti's looks set to be appointed as the new coach of Roma after everything seems to have been agreed with Chelsea.

The 51-year-old Italian is on the verge of a Stamford Bridge exit, and looks likely to leave for Roma at the end of the season, with only uncertainty over his replacement believed to be preventing the Blues from ending his term prematurely.

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ROMA CANCELS ADRIANO'S CONTRACT

Roma are all set to cancel with immediate effect the contract of Brazilian striker Adriano.

The 29-year-old joined the club from Flamengo in the summer of 2010, but the powerful attacker's stay in the Italian capital has not been a success so far, having played just a handful of matches this season and mainly warming the bench.

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ROMA HAVING POSITIVE ATTITUDE

AS Roma are heading into the Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk searching for a positive result after two major losses in Serie A.

On Saturday, Claudio Ranieri's side slumped to a 2-0 loss at home to a rampant Napoli, while the week before Inter Milan ran riot in a 5-3 win at the San Siro.

"Our enthusiasm is not at its best. I think you all know the problems, too," midfielder Simone Perrotta said. "We're in a situation that has been dragging on for some time.

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ROMA BOOK SEMI-FINAL SPOT

Roma booked a semifinal spot in the Italian After beating Inter Milan by two goals. Vucinic bagged the opener after 65 minutes after taking a pass from Daniele De Rossi in his stride and Taddei then produced an acrobatic finish for the clincher in time added on.

Palermo will face AC Milan in the other semi over two legs on April 20 and May 11 after badboy Antonio Cassano celebrated his return to his former club Sampdoria on Wednesday to help Milan run out 2-1 winners.

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CICINHO SIGNS FOR VILLARREAL

Roma full-back Cicinho has signed for Spanish team Villarreal. The Brazilian arrives at Villarreal on loan until the end of the season and will be presented at their El Madrigal stadium today.

It is a return to La Liga for Cicinho, who has also played for Real Madrid, while he and Giuseppe Rossi will face Napoli in the Europa League next month.

Villarreal, who this week lost right-back Angel Lopez for six months to a cruciate knee ligament injury, have the option to buy former Real Madrid defender Cicinho when his current deal ends.

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BAPTISTA TO JOIN MALAGA

Roma's Baptista is set to link up with Malaga once the transfer windows reopens in January. The El Diaro Sur daily claimed that the 29-year-old reached an agreement on a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Andalusian club on Tuesday.

Italian daily Corriere dello Sport reported that Malaga will pay two million euros for Baptista, whose annual salary will fall from 3.2 million euros to 2.5 million euros.

The final decision on the transfer rests with Italian bank Unicredit, who are Roma's majority shareholders.

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