Roma looking to be a tough challenge for Bayern

Bayern Munich will be the visitors to the Stadio Olimpico in the midweek Champions League action. Roma will be looking to provide a formidable opposition to the German club. The Italian outfit have made a great start to the season, although they have recently dropped points in the league. After recently managing a 1-1 draw with Manchester City away from home, Roma will be looking to take advantage of the home support in order to get three points. This would put them in a great position to qualify from the group stages.

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Sunderland hoping to avoid relegation

After managing to stay in the Premier League in an extraordinary fashion, Sunderland would have been hoping to avoid the relegation dogfight this season. The club seemed very determined to improve the squad during the transfer window. Even after several new signings, Sunderland are yet to take victory in this campaign. They have had extremely good results against the likes of Manchester United against whom they managed a 1-1 draw, but Poyet says that it is only through a victory that they can improve their form.

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Noble Hoping New Recruits Can Raise Standard

Mark Noble is hoping that the new recruitments that have been made by West Ham United recently raise the standard of club’s game in the upcoming season.
As many as six transfer deals have already been secured by West Ham United this summer. The higher officials of the club have looked prepared to spend money for bolstering the squad as they are eager to end somewhere inside top 10 in the league table in 2014-15.

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Cole Believes Club Should Consider Eto'o

Roma defender Ashley Cole, who recently completed his high-profile free transfer move from Chelsea, has stated that the club should consider signing Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o.
Eto’o is available on a free transfer after Chelsea decided not to extend his contract. The 33-year-old striker still is at the top of the game as showed by becoming the club’s leading goalscorer last season. He was also part of Cameroon’s squad at the World Cup 2014. Cole says that Roma should consider signing Eto’o, who he regards to be a top player.

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Strootman A Target

Kevin Strootman played a key role in As.Roma’s sensational season that saw them claiming the 2nd spot of the Italian League; Serie A. As.Roma received a €25 million offer from Manchester United as the English club wants to sign the 24 year old midfielder but will have to increase their offer or find another player in the transfer market for a more cost-effective target.

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Garcia Wants To Keep Pjanic

Roma manager Rudi Garcia has claimed that the club will be trying to keep midfielder Miralem Pjanic beyond this season. Pjanic has been one of the best players in the Italian Serie A this season. He has been a real star within the Roma team that has managed to fight for the title alongside Juventus for most of the season. It is only after a 4-1 defeat against Hellas Verona that they surrendered the league title to the difference from Turin. Garcia has revolutionised Roma within 12 months of his available in the summer.

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BENATIA IMPRESSES

Mehdi Benatia has been featured in just about every match for As.Roma in this season and his performances in the heart of the defence have attracted the attention of many big clubs as his agent revealed.

Moussa Sissoko is the agent of the French defender who currently plays for As.Roma and he revealed that his client is a target of some of Europe’s biggest clubs but he still has a contract with As.Roma that expires in 4 years.

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CLUB FALLS SHORT

Roma manager Rudi Garcia has admitted that the club have failed in their ambition of winning the title this campaign, as he feels that the lead opened by Juventus is far too big for the club to catch in the remainder of the season. Roma failed to stay in touch with the leaders after a 1-0 defeat to Napoli.

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NOT OVER

Roma manager Rudi Garcia has failed to accept the notion that the title race is effectively over in the Italian Serie A after Juventus opened an 11 point advantage after this weekend’s result.

Juventus have already opened a sizeable advantage over second placed Roma before the weekend, but it just extended after their comprehensive 2-0 win over AC Milan. Meanwhile, Roma could only manage a 0-0 draw with Inter Milan. After the match, Garcia, who has performed a great revolution at Roma, stated that the title race is not over despite only a few matches remaining in the season.

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BRADLEY HEADS HOME

As.Roma’s Michael Bradley is leaving the Italian club and joining the MLS with the Toronto being his next football destination. It has been already confirmed by the agent of Bradley as well as the head coach of Roma, as Rudi Garcia told reporters.

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