Roma to fine Nainggolan, Schick to return to the bench against Atalanta


La Repubblica.it (Cuppini): Roma were not happy about Radja Nainggolan’s crazy night on New Year’s Eve. For this reason, the club, after having called upon the player to publicly apologise, has decided – as per an internal rule – to fine the Belgian. The extent of the sanction, however, will not be made known, similar to the case of De Rossi.

SCHICK AND DE ROSSI ON THE BENCH
In the meantime, the team has returned to training at Trigoria for the second half of the season. Today, the team divided their time between the gym and the pitch as Di Francesco has, once again, worked on the team’s attacking schemes to try to find solutions to the team’s inability to score ahead of the match against Atalanta, where the attack will be composed of Perotti, Dzeko and El Shaarawy. Schick was unconvincing against Sassuolo and Defrel, who is crawling towards a return from injury, is day to day. In the midfield, Gonalons will start as De Rossi suffered a small problem to his calf against Sassuolo. Manolas, who was forced off against Sassuolo, is fine and will return alongside Fazio.

TRANSFER MARKET
Bruno Peres is liked by Benfica and Roma could let the player leave if a fair offer arrives. Monchi, however, given the absence of Karsdorp until the end of the season, would want to protect himself and first find a replacement before allowing the Brazilian to leave. The hot name remains to be Vrsaljko of Atletico Madrid, but Simeone does not seem keen on allowing him to leave.

The Editor of RomaPress.us, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including ASRoma.com, EuroFantasyLeague.com, and ESPN.