On Sunday, Roma begin their new Serie A season following one of the most dramatic summers the league can remember. At one end of the table, the arrival of superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has brought all eyes on Italy, while at the other Chievo's shameful balance sheet chicanery and the match-fixing scandal that engulfed Parma striker Emanuele Calaio has further stained Italian football's already spotty reputation.
Amid all that, Roma remain unchanged: selling big players for large sums and...
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis suggested on Friday that the owners of Roma and Liverpool are secretly the same, prompting Roma chairman James Pallotta to joke that he "also [owns] Barca and Bayern."
In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport on Friday, De Laurentiis said "a little bird has told me a few years ago" that Pallotta is in some form of partnership with Liverpool owner John Henry.
"I always had a suspicion that the real owner of Roma is the same as Liverpool, and if this were...
As the Italian season kicks off this weekend, here's a look at Serie A from top to bottom.
2017-18 record: W30-D5-L3
2017-18 finish: Champions
Roma's Daniele De Rossi feels Juventus have "killed the league a little" after signing Cristiano Ronaldo. But the same was said two years ago when the Old Lady cannibalised Serie A, mercilessly paying the buy-out clauses of Gonzalo Higuain and Miralem Pjanic to weaken their domestic rivals (Napoli and Roma respectively). Last season, though,...