During an interview on Sirius XM Radio in New York, Roma owner James Pallotta commented on his outgoing manager Luciano Spaletti and the continuing search to find a replacement: "Spalletti? He is a very complicated man, but he is also a genius. I never criticized him because he saved my butt last year and as well as this year. We knew for awhile that he would be leaving. With whom will we replace him with? We are talking with a few people, but there has been a few complications and we thinking about announcing it next week."
He also commented on the recent rumors about the potential transfer of Roma's Mohamed Salah: "Is Salah going to Liverpool? With these questions, you remind me of the Roman journalists... For now there is nothing. They continue to make offers for many of our players. If this is the case, three or four of our best players could leave. We will see, but to improve we need four or five reinforcements because we are in the Champions League. In this past season, we suffered because of the amount of injuries we had, especially in defense. Florenzi's injury costed us at least four points. Also, we did not have enough depth upfront: Dzeko scored 39 goals, but if he got injured, I do not know where we would have finished in the league."
Finally, Pallotta spoke about Wojciech Szczńôsny: "Is Szczńôsny leaving? He told me that he wants to stay with us. I was surprised by the fact that a lot of people thought he would want to leave in the first place. After the final game (against Genoa), he came up to me to explain that he wants to stay."