Roma's tour of Iberia kicked off with a disappointingly lacklustre 2-0 defeat to Sporting CP for the Trofeo Cinco Violinos on Saturday evening.
Having loaned out second choice keeper Lukasz Skorupski earlier this summer, Roma have now confirmed the arrival of Wojciech Szczesny on an initial one-year loan deal from Arsenal.
With just 28 days to go until the start of the season and with Iago Falque as the only new face in the squad, Roma's transfer business is currently in standby. Things could start moving next week with the possible closure of the Szczesny deal and the Fiorentina hurdle has been overcome for Salah, though we're still waiting for a striker (Dzeko) and full backs. But to reinforce the squad adequately there is more to overcome than just the financial concerns, such as Financial Fair Play and the necessity to make as much as possible out of sales. What's slowing the work of sporting directors across Italy are the new rules introduced for this season.
A little while ago, when Roma were negotiating the sale of Andrea Bertolacci to Milan, one frustrated supporter posed this very question to me (apologies to whoever it was, I’d namecheck if I could find the tweet). It’s a question that became even more pertinent since the Rossoneri turned their interest to the hugely talented Alessio Romagnoli after taking Bertolacci off Roma’s hands.
CSKA Moscow have confirmed that they are interested in bringing Seydou Doumbia back to the club six months after the striker made the move to Roma from Russia.
Roma began their International Champions Cup campaign with a win on penalties after a goalless draw against Real Madrid at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia.
asroma.co.uk’s Legends of Rome series continues this week with Roma’s first ever captain, the exuberant and charismatic Attilio Ferraris IV.
Roma's new forward Danny De Silva says he is 'excited and nervous' at potentially making his debut in his home country during the International Champions Cup in Australia this month.
Rudi Garcia spoke from Roma's ritiro at Pinzolo on Friday ahead of the Giallorossi's first pre-season friendly on Saturday, and he said he is aiming for a perfect season to qualify for the Champions League again and try to overhaul Juventus in the title race.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa was the latest Roma player to face the media from Pinzolo on Thursday, and after scoring the winning goal in the derby last season the defender is keen to play as many games as possible this season to improve on last year's performance.
Juan Manuel Iturbe spoke to the media at Pinzolo on Wednesday on the third day of Roma's training camp, and the winger spoke of his excitement at working with new coach Darcy Norman - even though communication is proving to be something of an issue!
After nearly a year out and having had his career in jeopardy after brain surgery last December, it has been a welcome sight to see Leandro Castan training with his Roma team-mates at Pinzolo on the club's pre-season ritiro. The defender spoke to the media on Tuesday about his recovery and his desire to help the team do what they couldn't last year.
Iago Falque, Roma's first signing of the summer transfer window, was officially presented to the media on the club's first day of their pre-season training camp at Pinzolo, and the winger said that he can't wait to get going and try to win trophies.
asroma.co.uk’s Legends of Rome series continues with the much-loved French international and Roma Hall of Famer, Vincent Candela.
Aleksandar Mitrovic, who has been strongly linked with a move away from Anderlecht this summer, has confirmed that he will be leaving the club and that Roma are one of the teams to have made him an offer.
Walter Sabatini was present at 'Football Fest' in Perugia on Friday, where he spoke in particular about some of the transfer decisions he has made since he took the role of sporting director at Roma and revealed some of the players that he is considering signing for the Giallorossi this summer.
Having spent last season on loan at Panathinaikos, Roma's Swedish striker Valmir Berisha has now joined Cambuur on loan for at least next season.
Despite Roma releasing a statement announcing the completion of the transfer of Jose Holebas to Watford for €2.5 million, the player himself has said that he hasn't agreed to any such deal.
Roma's transfer activity continued on Friday as they confirmed that they have extended Victor Ibarbo's loan from Cagliari for another 12 months.
Roma are continuing to be busy in the transfer market this summer and another exit was confirmed on Thursday as the club announced the sale of Jose Holebas to Premier League side Watford.
After selling Andrea Bertolacci to Milan, Roma have confirmed that three more players have left the club after concluding deals for Federico Viviani, second choice keeper Lukasz Skorupski and Primavera captain Lorenzo Pellegrini.
Just days after taking full ownership of Andrea Bertolacci from Genoa, Roma have confirmed that they havesold the midfielder to Milan for €20 million.
The co-ownership deadline has now passed, and with the form of ownership now phased out all clubs have had to resolve their remaining co-ownerships one way or the other.