Roma and Italy star Francesco Totti will not need surgery on an injury sustained during training whilst in America.

The club had previously feared that he had damaged left knee ligaments, and would need extensive treatment. However, tests reveal a slight straight, and inflammation of the meniscus but Totti is expected to be fit for September’s Serie A big kick off.

More good news for Roma was the unveiling of two new signings; Matteo Ferrari and Simone Perrotta, from Parma and Chievo respectively.

On his move, Perrotta stated: “I am here because I firmly believe in the project in place here at Roma. President Franco Sensi has created a new, youthful squad that will be competitive thanks to the emerging Italian talent available.”

Ferrari meanwhile, had been a target for all the big clubs in Italian football, but chose the Rome giants as a result of their hiring Cesare Prandelli, ex-manager of Parma.

Both ex-Parma men could still be joined by Serie A revelation Alberto Gilardino, Parma’s leading goalscorer who helped them, against all the odds, to fifth position and UEFA Cup qualification.Gilardino finished the campaign on 23 goals, just 1 shy of Andrii Shevchenko.