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Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus emphasises Roma's buy low, sell high transfer policy

Juventus are the unanimous pick from the FC crew to win Serie A, but not everyone is convinced Cristiano Ronaldo will be player of the year.

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...

Juventus still the team to beat in Serie A as Napoli, Inter and Milan look to bridge gap

Juventus are the unanimous pick from the FC crew to win Serie A, but not everyone is convinced Cristiano Ronaldo will be player of the year.
ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson and Shaka Hislop square off in predicting the most notable matches to kick-start the 2018/19 Serie A campaign.
Watch Cristiano Ronaldo and the stars of Serie A all season long, with every match from the Italian top flight available on ESPN and ESPN+.

As the Italian season kicks off this weekend, here's a look at Serie A from top to bottom.

Juventus
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,...


Kostas Manolas Q&A: I'm staying at Roma, and I want to win something

Kostas Manolas looks ahead to Roma's ICC finale against Real Madrid and discusses Alisson's departure and the impact of Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival on Serie A.
Roma's second-half surge saw them come from behind with three unanswered goals to defeat Barcelona at AT&T Stadium.
Fernando Llorente and Lucas Moura blasted Roma with two goals apiece as Tottenham kick off their ICC campaign.

Roma defender Kostas Manolas sat down with ESPN's Hugo Bernal during the club's tour of the United States this month.

Playing in the International Champions Cup, the Italian side bounced back from an opening defeat to Tottenham last month to beat Barcelona 4-2.

As the Giallorossi prepare to take on Real Madrid on Tuesday at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey (8 p.m. ET, ESPN), Manolas discussed their preparations for the season, the challenge in Serie A of facing Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus, and his...

Roma block out all Malcom news ahead of Barcelona preseason clash

Tottenham fought back from two goals down in the Rose Bowl, but Barcelona earned the win on penalties, with Malcom burying the final kick.
Sid Lowe details how Malcom's arrival at Barcelona makes the club's Ousmane Dembele problem even more complicated.

Roma have moved to ensure they will be free all Twitter posts regarding Malcom throughout their preseason clash with Barcelona.

Malcom appeared set to join the Giallorossi from Bordeaux earlier this summer and the Italian side's Twitter account even posted an update confirming a deal had been agreed. However, Barcelona swooped in at the 11th hour and stole the Brazilian away.

Ahead of what now looks to be a grudge match, Roma's English Twitter account posted an image with a list...

Serie A looks just fine even in Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo's shadow

Paolo Bandini explains the factors at play as Milan captain Leonardo Bonucci eyes a return to Juventus after one season at the San Siro.
The guys respond to your tweets about Paul Mariner's suits, Milan's rebuild, Neymar and what annoys them about modern footballers.
With his official presentation complete, the FC guys discuss how far Cristiano Ronaldo can take Juventus domestically and in European competition.
After he is unveiled as a Juventus player following his move from Real Madrid, ESPN takes a look at how Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Turin unfolded.
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo admitted he joined the Italian club as he wanted to challenge himself again and insists he win just as many trophies in Italy.

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Attracting attention away from Cristiano Ronaldo isn't easy in Italy at the moment. A full fortnight after "the signing of the century," the consternation and incredulity endures. It is dominating the news cycle in Italian sport. Every day there are articles about Ronaldo having the body of a 20-year-old, his frankly ridiculous goal average, the fact he makes more money than all but seven Serie A clubs, and where Cristiano Jr. might play...

AS Roma get trolled by Ikea after missing out on Malcom

At one point last week, it looked for all the world like Roma would be signing themselves a hot prospect in the shape of Bordeaux forward Malcom. However, despite agreeing terms with the 21-year-old, he still wound up signing for Barcelona in a €41 million deal after undergoing a transfer U-turn at the 11th hour.

Still, Roma were able to at least partially rectify the matter by bringing in another new face, that of Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen.

Indeed, the Serie A side chose to announce...