ROMA JOINRACE FOR SAINTS DEFENDER

AS Roma have joined the race to sign Southampton defender JannikVestergaardaccording to the publication from Italian news outlet Tuttomercatoweb. It was disclosed that Italian Serie A champions Juventus and North London club Tottenham Hotspur want to sign the Danish international centre back ahead of this summer's transfer window.

Saints defender Vestergaardhas established himself as an integral part of the Premier League outfit since joining from Borussia Moenchengladbachin the summer of 2018.

The 6ft 6in defender played 42 times for the Saints in his first two seasons in the Premier League and has featured 24 times in the same competition this season. He has been in good form for Southampton this season especially in the first half before picking up a knee problem.

ROMA MAINTAIN UCL CHASE WITH VICTORY

AS Roma are one of several teams chasing down the Champions League places in the Italian Serie A this season. The Italian capital club has had to endure Europa League football for some seasons but a return to the UEFA Champions League (UCL) is a possibility at the moment with the team currently in the top four places needed to guarantee Champions League football for next season. Roma started the weekend outside the top four spots on the league table as the likes of league leaders Inter Milan, AC Milan, Juventus and Atalanta occupied those places.Roma knew that a win over Genoa in the early kickoff will take them above Atalanta into fourth place and that was exactly what happened. Roma were able to secure the win needed over relegation threatened Genoa to seal fourth place ahead of UEFA Champions League campaigners Atalanta.

EVERTON BOSS EYEING ROMA DEFENDER

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is keen on a summer transfer swoop on AS Roma defender Gianluca Mancini as he continues to build a strong squad capable of challenging the big teams in the Premier League. The interest of Carlo Ancelotti in AS Roma centre back Gianluca Mancini was revealed by Italian newspaper Leggo.


It was revealed that Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is already looking at the players to sign in the summer to boost his squad ahead of next season and he has already identified Italian international Gianluca Mancini. Gianluca Mancini is a regular for AS Roma under manager Pablo Fonseca in the Italian Serie A.

SERIE A: ROMA INTO TOP THREE

Italian capital club AS Roma have moved into the top three on the Serie A standings for the first time this season following the nervy win over Cagliari in their last league game on Wednesday.


AS Roma came out on the victorious side of a five-goal thriller with Cagliari at home in whatwas a matchday 14 encounter. Roma started matchday 14 in fifth place but they were able to capitalise on the failings of champions Juventus and Napoli to climb into third spot on the table. Napoli could only play a 1-1 draw at home to struggling Torino, while Italian Serie A holders Juventus were beaten 3-0 at home by Fiorentina.

ROMA DUO DOUBTFUL FOR TORINO CLASH

Italian capital club AS Roma might be without two of their defenders for the visit of struggling Torino in the league on Thursday night. Roma play hosts to Torino at the Stadio Olimpico and the centre back duo of Gianluca Mancini and MarashKumbulla are doubtful for the game.


Summer signing Kumbullawas forced off early during the league win at Bologna at the weekend. MarashKumbulla missed the majority of the Bologna game which ended in a 5-1 away win for Roma.
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Roma Appoints Tiago Pinto as the New Director

As Roma is one of the most successful clubs in Italy. An official announcement from them confirms that they have appointed Tiago Pinto as their new director.


He is now working as the director of Benfica and he has been chosen to manage a broader portfolio for the club as well. Pinto is one of the most successful operators of football. He has been working for Benfica since 2017 as a General Manager of football but since 2012 he is attached with the club and was a manager of the multisport division of the club.

Are Roma and Juventus Heading for a Player Swapping Deal?

A rumor has again dragged the attention of the football experts. It is about; Roma is all set to strike a deal with Juventus. This rumor has triggered after Juventus’s director Fabio Paratici’s decision to set up a meeting with Ryan Friedkin who is the new chief of Roma and Guida Fienga. If this deal happens, it'll mimic the exchange of Spinozzola-Pellegrini one year ago.

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Roma Forward Linked with Man U and Arsenal

It has been reported that Arsenal and Manchester United are tracking AS Roma’s Cengiz Ünder. The forward recently extended his contract with Roma during the last summer transfer window and the deal is validated until 2023, just 2 years after his joining at I Giallorossi. Since 2017 when he joined the club, he has been an outstanding player with 67 Serie A appearances and scored more than 13 times.

FA PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT

The Football Association have stated that players who choose to show support for the Black Lives Matter
movement during premier league matches will not face punishment. The FA have pledged a common
approach to in-game incidents. The FA have been very strict against political and social movements in
football matches. Players are not allowed to make any political or social statement during official matches,
but with the current situation around the world, the FA will choose a commonsense ground and allow
players to show solidarity for Black lives matter movement.

VAN DER SAR: OBLAK IS MESSI OF GOALKEEPERS

Jan Oblak is the Messi of goalkeepers, according to former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sarr. The legendary goalkeeper who enjoyed a glittering career has named the Slovenia international the best in the game. Van der Sar who enjoyed a trophy laden year with Ajax and Manchester United has also declared that Oblak can be considered as one of the best in history.

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