• Totti considering delaying retirement

    Totti considering delaying retirement

    The 40-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the current campaign, but he has suggested he could continue playing, insisting he is in good physical and mental shape.

    Roma icon Francesco Totti has hinted he may prolong his playing career beyond this season.

    Totti has spent most of his life with the club, having joined the youth system in 1989 and has been in the first-team since 1992. The attacker has gone on to become a legend for club and country, winning […]

  • Arsenal in talks over deal for Roma midfielder Leandro Paredes

    Arsenal in talks over deal for Roma midfielder Leandro Paredes

    Arsenal are in talks for Roma midfielder Leandro Paredes, according to reports in Italy.

    Tuttomercatoweb claim that the Gunners have opened negotiations over a deal for the 22-year-old, and are keen to conclude the transfer in the January window.

    But despite their desire to get the deal done quickly, the Gunners are also reportedly open to settling the move once the season has finished.

    Paredes initially joined Roma on loan before making his move permanent last year.

    The Argentine, who has not been capped […]

  • Messi, Bolt pay tribute to Roma ‘legend’ Totti at 40

    Messi, Bolt pay tribute to Roma ‘legend’ Totti at 40

    Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt joined a long list of global sports stars in offering birthday tributes to Roma legend Francesco Totti.

    Totti, who made his Roma debut in March 1993 and hit his 250th goal for the club on Sunday, celebrates his 40th birthday on Tuesday.

    Amid worldwide praise, Barcelona and Argentina star Messi said in a special video: “Hi Francesco, I just wanted to wish you a very happy birthday.

    “I hope you have a wonderful day. I’ve […]

  • Francesco Totti’s stoppage-time penalty lifts Roma over Sampdoria

    Francesco Totti’s stoppage-time penalty lifts Roma over Sampdoria

    Francesco Totti’s stoppage-time penalty clinched Roma a 3-2 victory against Sampdoria after torrential rain had delayed the start of the second half at the Olympic Stadium by an hour.

    Veteran striker Totti, a half-time substitute for Diego Perotti, converted his spot-kick into the bottom corner in the third minute of time added on after Milan Skriniar’s foul on Edin Dzeko to snatch Roma’s second Serie A win of the season.

    Former Manchester City striker Dzeko had fired home in the 61st minute […]

  • Messi’s Roma goal wins UEFA Goal of the Season award

    Messi’s Roma goal wins UEFA Goal of the Season award

    The Argentine has lifted another prize, this time for an outstanding strike against Roma, in which team-mates Neymar and Luis Suarez played a role.

    Lionel Messi has won the UEFA Goal of the Season award for a brilliantly worked strike against Roma in the Champions League.

    The Barcelona star exchanged slick passes with Neymar and Luis Suarez before dinking an inch-perfect finish past goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny in a 6-1 victory over the Serie A side at Camp Nou last November.

    The Argentina international, […]

  • Champions League round-up: Thomas Vermaelen sees red on Roma début and Villarreal are beaten by Monaco

    Champions League round-up: Thomas Vermaelen sees red on Roma début and Villarreal are beaten by Monaco

    Roma hung on to draw 1-1 at Porto in a Champions League play-off first-leg on Wednesday after having defender Thomas Vermaelen sent off before half-time on his debut.

    Seeking to improve on Italian clubs’ dire run in the play-off round, Roma began strongly and led in the 21st minute when Porto defender Felipe diverted a cross into his own net.

    Porto dominated the second half against 10-man Roma but only scored through Andre Silva’s penalty in the 61st, awarded for handball against […]

  • Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah completes permanent Roma move

    Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah completes permanent Roma move

    Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah has completed a permanent move to Serie A club Roma.

    Salah makes the move after a successful loan spell at Roma last season, in which he helped the club to third place in the table.

    The Egyptian joined Chelsea from Swiss club Basel in 2014 but spent the second part of that season on loan at Fiorentina before his temporary move to Roma.

    A statement on the official Chelsea website said: “Chelsea Football Club thanks Mohamed for his service […]

  • Simon Mignolet at fault and new signings struggle for Liverpool in AS Roma defeat

    Simon Mignolet at fault and new signings struggle for Liverpool in AS Roma defeat

    Liverpool had a bit of a nightmare as they lost their second game of pre-season, falling to a 2-1 defeat to AS Roma in St Louis.

    The Reds have also been beaten by Chelsea on their pre-season trip to the US, but looked improved with a 2-0 win over AC Milan last week.

    Still, there will be plenty for manager Jurgen Klopp to mull over here as his side failed to really trouble Roma, conceding two soft goals in the process.

    Sheyi Ojo

    The […]

  • Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho’s agent rejects Roma speculation

    Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho’s agent rejects Roma speculation

    Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho will not join Roma this summer, his agent has said.

    France international Sakho, 26, has reportedly been targeted by the Giallorossi, who are in the market for a new centre-back this summer after loaning Leandro Castan to Sampdoria and with Mario Rui tearing his cruciate knee ligaments while on a preseason tour of the United States.

    However, agent Niakate Housseyni told LaRoma24.it: “I’ve not had any contact with Roma. He’s a Liverpool player and I don’t think Roma […]

  • Footballers today follow money and not their hearts – Roma’s Totti

    Footballers today follow money and not their hearts – Roma’s Totti

    Roma’s evergreen captain Francesco Totti has slammed the big-money moves of players in the Serie A and claims the new breed of footballers are all about money instead of passion.

    The World Cup winner with Italy is entering his 25th year as a Roma player, having signed a one-year contract extension in June to play on for his hometown club where he has amassed a staggering 758 games with 304 goals scored.

    While Totti, 40, agreed to prolong his career which will […]