Roma sporting director Monchi on Totti, Spalletti futures and his secret to success

Roma’s new sporting director Monchi was presented to the media on Wednesday afternoon, and the ex-Sevilla director touched on a number of key subjects regarding the Giallorossi including the futures of Luciano Spalletti, Daniele De Rossi and Francesco Totti.

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Daniele De Rossi close to agreeing new 2 year contract with Roma

According to Sky Sport Italia, Daniele De Rossi is close to agreeing a new 2 year contract with Roma. The Giallorossi midfielder’s current deal expires this summer but the Italian outlet reports the club are nearing an agreement on an extension. The number 16 will see his salary drastically reduced though; he is currently on €6.5 million a year but this will reportedly fall to around €2.5 million a year under the new terms.

Fantastic Roma reclaim 2nd place after Fiorentina rout

Corriere dello Sport (Alberto Polverosi) They came onto the pitch in purple, they left it beaten black and blue. Roma played some excellent football for an hour against a shell of an opponent. Fiorentina completely fell to pieces and only escaped a defeat of the same magnitude as Bologna’s against Napoli because of some poor finishing (and a few good saves from Tatarusanu). To take just 1 statistic to give a clear indication of just how dominant this 4-0 win was: Spalletti’s team took 16 shots from inside the Viola penalty area. Not even Juventus managed that many against Pescara. By humiliating Fiorentina, Roma once again overtook Napoli to edge closer to Juve, while Dzeko took his place at the top of the Serie A scoring charts in the process. While the Giallorossi celebrated, it was misery for the Viola.

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Edin Dzeko and Daniele De Rossi: Roma won’t win the derby playing like this

Il Tempo (Erika Menghi) It’s lucky he doesn’t lack personality. Dzeko doesn’t just score goals for fun, now he’s a leader in terms of what he says as well. “We won’t win the derby playing like that. We mustn’t be afraid when we’re playing at home. It was hard, we were better than them but we didn’t show that and we didn’t play better than them. But we have the 3 points and it was important to get those. This game is already in the past now, it will be a different story against Lazio: we’ll do everything we can to win.”

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Roma’s contract talks with Spalletti and key players still on hold

Il Messaggero (Stefano Carina) Still no sign of progress. Neither Nainggolan, Manolas, Strootman, Spalletti nor De Rossi have seen their respective contractual situations move forward, regardless of how urgent it is to agree on new terms. Whether it’s just a renewal or a pay rise, their situations are the same as they were at the start of the summer.

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