Roma President Expertly Trolls Napoli Counterpart Over Liverpool Claims

Roma President Expertly Trolls Napoli Counterpart Over Liverpool Claims

"I always had a suspicion that the real owner of Roma is the same as Liverpool, and if this were the case, the two clubs should not be allowed to play in the Champions League", De Laurentiis said.

With the Italian Serie A due to commence this weekend, presidents representing two of the country's biggest clubs have been going head to head over the sale of the former Roma 'keeper Alisson to Liverpool. "If he finds that little bird again, he'll find out we also own Barca and Bayern". I wouldn't have sold Alisson, not even for € 100 million.

The film producer made the accusation after he revealed that his side had made an offer for goalkeeper Alisson, who left the Italian capital to become the world's most expensive goalkeeper, at the time, and join Liverpool in a £67 million ($87m) move.

Claiming that De Laurentiis was perhaps listening to the "wrong birds" in Naples, it certainly does make for an interesting story at the start of another Serie A season.

American businessman James Pallotta, who owns Roma, also has shares in the National Basketball Association side the Boston Celtics, while Liverpool owners, FSG, own the MLB's Boston Red Sox, so whilst there might be a friendship between the owners of both clubs, there is no conflict of interest in terms of both clubs having the same ownership.

Roma's general manager, Mauro Baldissoni, also chimed in on De Laurentiis' claims on Friday.

"Perhaps we could suggest to him that he should speak a bit with songbirds, who deliver nice melodies rather than speaking nonsense. I'm glad you came back Leonardo in society and that the Rossoneri return to being competitive", De Laurentiis said in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport.

Related News:

  • Scarlett Johansson is highest paid actress for 2018

    Scarlett Johansson is highest paid actress for 2018

    Jolie, 43, earned US$28 million, largely thanks to a payment for the film " Maleficent 2 ", scheduled for 2020. Scarlett Johansson was last seen playing Black Widow in this yera's blockbuster film Avengers: infinity War .
    Manchester United Injury, Fitness Report vs Brighton & Hove Albion

    Manchester United Injury, Fitness Report vs Brighton & Hove Albion

    Writing in his Coral column, Shearer said he only sees one victor if Mourinho continues to take on the players at Old Trafford. I don't care [about what he said after Leicester].
    Baby Bieber born Thursday

    Baby Bieber born Thursday

    Justin Bieber has a new baby sister! He also tweeted the news, writing , "Just Welcomed a handsome baby girl into the world". The pop star announced the birth of Bay on Instagram alongside a photo of the newborn wrapped up in a blanket. "Dr.
  • Stokes back in England team as Curran drops out

    Stokes back in England team as Curran drops out

    Ben Stokes will start the third Test for England against India at Trent Bridge on Saturday just four days after being cleared of affray.
    Bethenny Frankel's Parenting Questioned by Ex-Husband after Overdose of Boyfriend

    Bethenny Frankel's Parenting Questioned by Ex-Husband after Overdose of Boyfriend

    He then said Bethenny may have "some type of substance-abuse problem" and requested the court to drug test her. Frankel, dressed in black, was wearing a large diamond ring on her right finger.
    Pompeo announces new U.S.  push to create

    Pompeo announces new U.S. push to create "major changes" in Iran's behavior

    The strategy is similar to the administration's policy on North Korea, where Trump sat down with leader Kim Jong Un but has continued stringent sanctions against that country.
  • Donald Trump says Bruce Ohr next to lose security clearance

    Donald Trump says Bruce Ohr next to lose security clearance

    He said the only question now is whether the collusion that took place "constituted criminally liable conspiracy". Ohr has come under Republican scrutiny for his contacts to Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS.

    'Dr BumBum' charged over death of patient after operation

    Police said mother-of-two Ms Calixto, 46, fell ill during the operation and was taken to a hospital where her condition deteriorated.

    Turkish lira steady despite new threats from Trump

    Erdogan has remained defiant, urging Turks to sell their gold and dollars for lira and describing the crisis as an "economic war". Doha has $20 billion worth of investments in Turkey, and Ankara is one of the top exporters to the emirate.
  • This Kind of Triple Play Not Seen in 106 Years

    The White Sox did it on September 18, 2006, against the Tigers, and the Phillies did it September 12, 2007, against the Rockies. The fourth-inning play took away the Angels' momentum after they had built an early 6-3 lead.
    Fernando Alonso to retire from Formula One

    Fernando Alonso to retire from Formula One

    Alonso then says: 'When I barely knew how to walk, I ran towards your noise wihout knowing anything about you. He moved to Renault in 2003 and won the driver's championship in 2005 and 2006 with the French manufacturer.
    40 children killed in Yemen bus strike: New Red Cross toll

    40 children killed in Yemen bus strike: New Red Cross toll

    US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday he has dispatched a three-star general to Riyadh to "look into what happened". Yemen's rebel-run Al Masirah TV aired footage of injured children weeping as blood streamed down their faces.

Most liked

Serena Williams Learned Sister’s Killer Had Been Paroled Minutes Before Match
Williams, a small stake owner in the Miami Dolphins, also shared her thoughts on the NFL's blackballing of Colin Kaepernick. However, she said she was working towards learning to forgive her killer, saying: "The Bible talks about forgiveness".

Man City’s De Bruyne to miss three months with knee injury
If De Bruyne is out for three months, he could potentially target a return for the Manchester derby, which takes place on 11 November.

Stormy Daniels explains Celebrity Big Brother exit
Channel 5 has not commented on Daniels' non-appearance. "Let alone turning down that massive fee", The Sun's source explains. Celebrity Big Brother 2018 begins TONIGHT on Channel 5 and here's all the timings and shows you need to know about.

More than 1000 Google workers protest censored China search
He noted the company guards information on some projects where sharing too early can "cause issues". Google's search engine is now blocked in China due to tight controls over speech.

Dozens of cars burned in organized vandalism
Two young men were arrested on Tuesday after Monday night's vehicle fires in western Sweden, the Swedish Television SVT reported. Lofven asked in the interview, as though addressing those who set the fires, adding that he is "really getting mad".

The Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Has Passed Away At 76
In a career crossing generations, her hits spanned from soul and R&B, to gospel and pop. Reports surfaced about her being "gravelly ill", according to Showbiz411.

China is 'rapidly' expanding bomber training, probably for United States strikes - Pentagon
Despite tensions, in June, James Mattis became the first United States defence secretary to visit China since 2014. The document also warns that China "is likely preparing for a contingency to unify Taiwan with China by force".

World’s oldest cheese found in Egypt
They discovered it while working on the tomb of Ptahmes , a former mayor of Memphis , the former capital of Egypt . The sample was excavated at the Saqqara necropolis near Cairo between 2013 and 2014.

Aretha Franklin tribute: Ariana Grande performs 'Natural Woman' on Fallon
Speaking to the United States chat show host afterwards, Ariana recalled meeting Aretha at the White House. Grande sang a rendition of Franklin's hit "Natural Woman".

Head coach Gustavo Poyet is suspended for one week by Bordeaux
The training session was overseen by assistant coach Eric Bedouet, who will take charge of Sunday's Ligue 1 trip to Toulouse. But it is a surprise after a win to have such a violent outburst, so we took the action that, in my opinion, had to be taken.

PTI Chief Imran Khan Elected as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan
After the announcement of the election result, lawmakers from the PML-N chanted slogans and protested against the decision. In a house of 342, the winning candidate was required to obtain at least 172 votes to become the Prime Minister.

Verizon partners with Apple and Google for superfast 5G TV service
Subscribers can watch on a TV, using an Apple TV or Roku device, for instance , or on smartphones, mobile devices and computers. As mobile devices become available in early 2019, the company expects to be first American carrier to launch 5G mobile service.

Stormy Daniels Reportedly Pulls out of 'Celebrity Big Brother'
I never said that. "I act a lot wilder and do a lot of things I wouldn't do in the United States when I leave the country". She had been widely expected to go into Celebrity Big Brother on Thursday , but didn't end up in the Channel 5 house.

Jose Mourinho & Paul Pogba In New Bust Up?
Mourinho made him captain last week, which is a huge honour and one which he seems to underestimate. I speak with the board to assess the economic opportunities for signing players.

Toni Kroos blasts Ozil
But Kroos told Bild newspaper: "Basically Mesut is a deserved global and as a player he deserved a better departure". We will find solutions together so that I can get a break here and there.