Cataldi grabbed the Dutchman's shirt by the collar and Strootman collapsed on the ground, resulting in the Lazio player being sent off. Roma general manager Mauro Baldissoni said on Tuesday that the club would appeal against the ban. If the appeal fails, Strootman will miss matches against AC Milan and defending champions Juventus.
According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are preparing for a transfer battle in January for the services of Roma defender Antonio Rüdiger. The club have been interested in the 23-year-old’s services since 2015 — we possibly came very close to signing him last summer before an ACL injury put an end to those designs — but now we may be facing hefty competition for the player (or at least the agent would want us to believe that). The Mail reports that Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City have also shown interest in the German international. Rüdiger returned to the pitch for Roma's first team on October 26th in a match against Sassuolo in the Italian Serie A, after recovering from the ACL