ROMA AND ARSENAL BATTLE FOR FRENCH ACE

The transfer window is up and running as several clubs across Europe look to make additions to their squads ahead of next season. English clubs have been busy in the window as with several players linked with moves to England.

Premier League Club Arsenal are reportedly close to finalising their first transfer of the season according to reports from France.

ARSENAL TARGET SET FOR NEW CONTRACT

Arsenal have been linked with Italian wonderkid NicoloZaniolo as Unai Emery seeks to bolster his attack ahead of next season. the latest reports coming from Italy is that AS Roma are looking to offer the youngster a new contract to ward off interest from the Premier League outfit.

Zaniolo has been one of the breakthrough players in the SerieA this season putting in a string of impressive performances for the Giallorossi. The attacking midfielder has become a constant feature in the first team forming an interesting tandem with Bosnian forward EdinDzeko.

Ranieri’s Problems Increase with Napoli Thumping Roma

As Roma’s defense was ripped by Napoli as they handed them a shameful defeat at Stadio Olimpico on Sunday in Serie A. This increased problems for Claudio Ranieri who has recently been appointed as the coach of the AS Roma.

Roma started with the game in 5th position. They have an opportunity to move 1 point close to AC Milan who was defeated by Sampdoria on Saturday. However, they were dropped to the 6th position after Atlanta secured a win at Parma and left them behind. It was Arkadiusz Milik who helped Napoli to stay ahead after 2 minutes as he prudently controlled the chipped pass by Simone Verdi with his heels and then rushed past Robin Olsen.

AS ROMA TEETERING TOWARDS CRISIS AS FANS AND PLAYERS CLASH

The recent poor run of form coupled with the growing tension between the team and fans is threatening to overshadow Roma’s season. The Italian side have failed to win its last three matches in all competitions and suffered a humiliating defeat in the CoppaItalia.

The latest twist in this saga saw Roma fans draw an offensive graffiti in the outside walls of Kolarov house in which it referred to the full back as a Croatian. Kolarov is Serbian and it is well known of the political tension between Serbia and Croatia due to disputes on territories.

Roma All Set To Target Young Lads Julian Weigel And Sekou Sanogo

Roma has started preparing the proposals of the January month for young lad midfielder Julian Weigal of Borussia Dortmund. As per the La Gazzetta Dello sport along with some other sources, the director of the Month sport is most likely to pick these two players who are on the top his list of desired players.

The director is trying hard and has left no stone unturned to get the 2 players in his team and for the same purpose he will go to Miami to have some conversation with James Pallotta the current president. And he will be persuading him for an all-clear for the tentative transfer.

Schick Getting Back In Form

Eusebio Di Francesco, boss of the Roma football team, has urged Patrik Schick not to stop after the striker has scored a goal, his first this season in the game against Sampdoria.

Schick had lost form some time back and suffered injuries which prevented him from showing peak performance when Roma team shelled out €42m to sign him in for the club. Czech netted out in the game between Giallorossi and Sampdoria which resulted in a 4-1 victory for the former. As a result of this performance, Roma has been chosen for Serie A as well as for Champions League.

Roma Vote Support For Glasgow Side Saint Anthony Is On Non-League Day

Glasgow's younger side Saint Anthony will be lucky to attract 100 brave souls on a cold, rainy afternoon. But the West Region League Two side added the support of Serie A virgins Roma for their 3-1 win over Johnstone Burgh in McKenna Park on Saturday. To mark Britain's Non-League Day, the club's English-language Twitter account announced that they were "supporting the mighty Saint Anthony's FC".

Hashtags "Mon the Ants", "It's an ant thing" and "Forza the Ants" was added. During the international break, the campaign in the league encourages fans of senior clubs who do not play to go together and support a non-league side.

Daniele de Rossi on AS Roma

AS Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi believes that it will be hard for his club to win the Serie A but they will have a go at it. He said that the manager has been at the club for two seasons now and that they have become acquainted with the way he plays.

He said that AS Roma has been progressing steadily over the past seasons and that he is sure that they will be among title contenders this time around. However, he admitted that it will not be easy to beat Juventus especially with the arrival of Ronaldo but he feels that they have the necessary squad to challenge for a whole season.

Roma To Sign Daniel Arzan

The Italian Club Roma that has emerged to be the latest one showing interest to sign the starlet Daniel Arzan, although he is yet to decide on his future. The Italian club is fighting with Manchester City for the signature of the teenager Arzani. The champion is still under contract with Melbourne City and staying with the football group can be the most anticipating scenarios for him. Manchester City wants to sign him so as to get him out in an Aarom Mooy-like deal. However, there is a lot of interest shown by European heavyweights and it includes Juventus. The talented Arzani came into the scene midway at the A-League campaign last season and his outstanding performances highly impressed Bert van Marwijik who was the Socceroos coach then. This was the main reason which made them include the teenager in Australia’s World Cup squad.

Arzani being the youngest footballer at the World Cup truly impressed people at the tournament, especially when he played against Denmark. These were reasons enough for the Italian club to make him part of their squad. The connection with Roma is indeed an interesting one as Vince Grelle; the agent of Arzani who was the former Socceroo has also been representing Daniel de Silva and is linked to Roma due to some contracts.

Roma Boss Keen To Instil Belief Into Squad Ahead Of Liverpool Game

Roma manager Eusebio di Francesco believes his side can still turn the complexion of their Champions League semi-final tie against Liverpool. The Capital outfit succumbed to a 5-2 defeat to the Reds in the first leg at Anfieldbut Di Francesco remains optimistic that his side can turn things around at the Stadio Olimpico. Speaking after the weekend win over Chievo, he said: "We have to recover our physical and mental energy, leave the pitch on Wednesday knowing we've done all we possibly could.

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