Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Roma https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/roma Wed, 24 Jul 2019 10:36:24 +1000 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[Napoli defender Manolas: De Rossi will do well for Boca Juniors]]> <p>Napoli defender Kostas Manolas has paid tribute to Daniele de Rossi.</p><p>Both players left Roma this summer, with De Rossi due to sign with Boca Juniors.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/napoli-defender-manolas-de-rossi-will-do-well-for-boca-juniors-4290067?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRoma'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Napoli defender Kostas Manolas has paid tribute to Daniele de Rossi.

Both players left Roma this summer, with De Rossi due to sign with Boca Juniors.

De Rossi said, He's a captain on and off the field. He gave me a lot and I love him.

"He's always given me advice, he's an excellent professional. It's a shame that he'll no longer be in Italian football.

I wish him all the best. I'm sure he'll do well, he's a true champion and he deserves this chance."

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<![CDATA[Inter Milan boss Conte not panicking over slow market]]> <p>Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte insists he's not panicking over their slow market.</p><p>Conte is upset over Inter's failure to sign Roma striker Edin Dzeko or Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/inter-milan-boss-conte-not-panicking-over-slow-market-4290063?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRoma'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte insists he's not panicking over their slow market.

Conte is upset over Inter's failure to sign Roma striker Edin Dzeko or Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku.

But he says, I didn't have to be reassured.

The President, directors and I spoke very calmly. I think we'll make some reflections. After that, decisions will be made for the good of Inter while taking everything into account, not only the field but also Financial Fair Play.

Of course, decisions can also tip the balance and change expectations. Suning is bringing changes to the club, but time is needed to build a solid base and bring the club to their proper level."

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<![CDATA[Gareth Bale & China: Why one option can lead back to Europe (& Inter Milan)]]> <p>COMMENT: He may not be feeling it at the moment, but there's actually a lot of support out there for Gareth Bale. And significantly, from people long connected to Real Madrid...</p><p>As a footballer. For all his achieved. And for his age. Bale is being urged by many inside Spanish football not to quit Europe. Yes, his time with Real Madrid has come to an end. Zinedine Zidane made sure of that in Houston on Sunday. Even his most fervent supporters in the press, the opinion makers of both Marca and AS in Madrid, branding the Real coach's words as "brutal" even "crude". </p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/gareth-bale-china-why-one-option-can-lead-back-to-europe-inter-milan-4290040?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRoma'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> COMMENT: He may not be feeling it at the moment, but there's actually a lot of support out there for Gareth Bale. And significantly, from people long connected to Real Madrid...

As a footballer. For all his achieved. And for his age. Bale is being urged by many inside Spanish football not to quit Europe. Yes, his time with Real Madrid has come to an end. Zinedine Zidane made sure of that in Houston on Sunday. Even his most fervent supporters in the press, the opinion makers of both Marca and AS in Madrid, branding the Real coach's words as "brutal" even "crude".

Zidane tried walking it back yesterday, insisting he was prepared to work with Bale "whatever happens". But no matter the excuses about his Spanish, he left no-one in doubt about the situation after defeat to Bayern Munich.

He didn't get his wish that Bale would be gone "in 24 or 48 hours", but as Zidane says "there will be a change. It's best for everyone".

For those close to the club - and president Florentino Perez - that "change" for Bale will involve China, where several local Premier League clubs have been pushing Real to do business over a 'cost-effective' fee for the Welshman since the end of last season.

But at 29. And at the peak of his powers. For many Real identities, the thought of seeing Bale lost to Europe is ridiculous. And to be fair, it was an opinion shared by the player - and Florentino - just a month ago.

It was in June when Chinese interest really firmed up. This column being told Shanghai Shenhua made an approach to Florentino about opening formal negotiations for Bale. They had the money. And the motivation. Shanghai Shenhua were determined to buy a big attacking name from Europe - with Bale the priority. But the approach was turned down. And by Florentino. Bale later being informed of the stand. For their part, Shanghai Shenhua switched sights to Italy and ferried Stephan El Shaawary away from AS Roma just days later.

Now, thanks to Zidane's words, Jiangsu Suning and Beijing Guoan have come forward. With the latter, as it's being claimed both in China and in the UK, willing to better Bale's Madrid wages to the tune of 1m-a-week.

Crazy money. Perhaps irresistible money. But in Spain, no matter how his relationship with Real is viewed, Bale is being encouraged not give up on his European career just yet.

Former Real coach Benito Floro insists Bale "remains a great player" and if he "can't succeed at Real Madrid, the best thing is to succeed elsewhere". Pablo Franco, who worked with Bale as Julen Lopetegui's assistant coach, went further, insisting it was too soon for Bale to consider the Far East.

"It surprises me that a player like him would go to play there," declared Franco, who also raised a topic which has been lost in all this.

Currently working in Kuwait, Franco revealed Bale had offers - good offers - to leave a year ago. But the attacker chose to stay and take on "more responsibility" after seeing Cristiano Ronaldo quit for Juventus. A gesture which has gone unacknowledged until now.

"There was a lot of interest in him while we were there," recalled Franco on Monday, speaking on Seville radio. "He felt that he could be important after Cristiano left and he wanted to have more responsibility."

That commitment. That show of loyalty to the club in the aftermath of the Ronaldo chaos. Well, we're now seeing how it's being repaid. Rumours. Speculation. That's one thing. Especially as Bale doesn't read the Spanish press. But he knew something was up well before Zidane's decision to go public.

It may not have been a deliberate act, but Zidane knew the dismissal of physio Jamie Benito would hit Bale hard. Beyond even Luka Modric, Benito was the closest person to Bale inside the club. The Welshman even dedicating a goal to the physio last season. In an environment where every aspect of a player's happiness is accommodated, there was no misinterpreting the message for Bale with Benito's dismissal.

Isolated. Publicly unwanted. It is only a matter of time before Bale and Real Madrid split. And while it does appear China offers the only realistic option for the Wales captain. Choosing the Far East doesn't have to mean the end to his European career.

The interest of Jiangsu Suning raises the prospect of Bale following Ronaldo to Italy this new season. It's fantasy calcio for now. But the Italian press will soon catch on. A contract with Jiangsu Suning can involve Suning's Serie A club, Inter Milan. There's next to nothing preventing Jiangsu Suning from buying Bale. Putting him on a fat contract. And then loaning him to Inter for zero fee and zero percentage of his wages. All in time for the September transfer deadline.

The likes of Bayern Munich, even Florentino and Real Madrid, will kick up a fuss. But so what? Italian football has been taking a beating from the rest of Europe for too long. It's high time they made FIFA's regulations work for them.

As mentioned, this, for now, is fantasy stuff. But it is an angle. An achievable one. And just the move to satisfy those Real Madrid identities urging Bale not to write off his European career just yet.

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<![CDATA[Roma launch swap offer for Watford winger Deulofeu]]> <p>Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen is being offered to Watford.</p><p>Radio Centro Suono Sport says Roma are pushing Olsen towards Watford in talks for Gerard Deulofeu.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/roma-launch-swap-offer-for-watford-winger-deulofeu-4289990?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRoma'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen is being offered to Watford.

Radio Centro Suono Sport says Roma are pushing Olsen towards Watford in talks for Gerard Deulofeu.

New Roma coach Paulo Fonseca is a big fan of the former AC Milan winger and wants to bring him back to Italy.

And to tempt Watford, the Giallorossi are willing to include Olsen in their deal.

Roma's planned offer will be the Sweden keeper plus 15m cash for Deulofeu.

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<![CDATA[Amadou Diawara happy to cut short summer break to join Roma]]> <p>Amadou Diawara is delighted with his move to Roma.</p><p>The midfielder arrived from Napoli in a swap for Kostas Manolas.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/amadou-diawara-happy-to-cut-short-summer-break-to-join-roma-4289930?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRoma'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Amadou Diawara is delighted with his move to Roma.

The midfielder arrived from Napoli in a swap for Kostas Manolas.

He said, "I cut my vacation short so that I could return early, get to know my new teammates and Coach.

It will certainly help that I'm coming straight off the African Cup of Nations, as I am in good shape. I think we can have a great season at Roma.

I arrived here very motivated and know that I am at a huge club. Roma's minimum objective this campaign is Champions League qualification and we've got to give our all to make that happen."

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<![CDATA[Roma defender Juan Jesus cools Besiktas talk]]> <p>Roma defender Juan Jesus has shut down talk of a move to Turkey.</p><p>The Brazilian's future is in doubt under new coach Paulo Fonseca.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/roma-defender-juan-jesus-cools-besiktas-talk-4289925?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRoma'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Roma defender Juan Jesus has shut down talk of a move to Turkey.

The Brazilian's future is in doubt under new coach Paulo Fonseca.

However, Juan insists he's happy in the capital.

"Besiktas? No way, it's not joke season yet is it?" he stated.

"I will always be a giallorosso."

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<![CDATA[Tottenham defender Alderweireld on Roma rumours: Things can happen quickly]]> <p>Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld says he's happy where he is.</p><p>The Belgium international is a target for Roma and his agents have spoken with the Italian giants.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/tottenham-defender-alderweireld-on-roma-rumours-things-can-happen-quickly-4289838?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRoma'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld says he's happy where he is.

The Belgium international is a target for Roma and his agents have spoken with the Italian giants.

After victory over Juventus in Singapore, Alderweireld was asked about the Giallorossi by Italian reporters.

"Things happen quickly in football," he replied.

"But I'm focused on Spurs and I'm working to better face next season."

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<![CDATA[Daniele de Rossi Boca Juniors deal includes special break clause]]> <p>Roma icon Daniele de Rossi's move to Boca Juniors will be confirmed at the end of this week.</p><p>ll Romanista reports on July 24th, on his birthday, he will leave for South America with an Alitalia flight scheduled for 9:45 pm.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/daniele-de-rossi-boca-juniors-deal-includes-special-break-clause-4289789?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRoma'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Roma icon Daniele de Rossi's move to Boca Juniors will be confirmed at the end of this week.

ll Romanista reports on July 24th, on his birthday, he will leave for South America with an Alitalia flight scheduled for 9:45 pm.

De Rossi will sign a season-long contract with Boca after deciding not to retire

The midfield veteran was released by Roma last month.

His deal with Boca will carry a break option should an offer from Italy manager Roberto Mancini arrive for the managerial staff.

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<![CDATA[Tottenham approach Napoli for Roma target Hysaj]]> <p>Tottenham have approached Napoli about Elseid Hysaj's situation.</p><p>After selling Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid last week, Spurs are in the market for a new fullback.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/tottenham-approach-napoli-for-roma-target-hysaj-4289726?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRoma'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tottenham have approached Napoli about Elseid Hysaj's situation.

After selling Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid last week, Spurs are in the market for a new fullback.

And their search has led to Albania international Hysaj.

The defender is also interesting Roma with Napoli prepared to sell this summer.

Spurs are in talks with Napoli, but yet to make a first offer.

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<![CDATA[Boca Juniors President Angelici: We're closing deal for Daniele de Rossi]]> <p>Boca Juniors President Daniel Angelici says they're closing a deal for Daniele de Rossi.</p><p>The Roma legend, now a free agent, is on the verge of a switch to Argentine giants Boca Juniors.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/boca-juniors-president-angelici-we-re-closing-deal-for-daniele-de-rossi-4289684?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRoma'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Boca Juniors President Daniel Angelici says they're closing a deal for Daniele de Rossi.

The Roma legend, now a free agent, is on the verge of a switch to Argentine giants Boca Juniors.

De Rossi will definitely arrive in the next few days, he has the desire to wear the Boca shirt," Angelici said in a Press conference.

[Nicolas] Burdisso has spoken to him a lot and I can confirm he will 99 per cent be a Boca player.

He can help us with his experience, I like players who want to come to Boca. The same thing happened with [Jan] Hurtado, he had offers in Italy but he preferred to come here.

Having a world champion like De Rossi, one of the few still out there, fills us with pride. He'll be good for all of Argentinian football.

I'm the son of Italians, which is why I'm even more pleased that an Italian player of his level has decided to end his career at Boca."

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