Roma vs. Atalanta gives hosts a close look at likely new signing Franck Kessie
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Luciano Spalletti doesn't wane on the importance of Roma's Coppa Italia match against Lazio, and it's bearing on his future. With seven matches left in the current Serie A season, Roma are already in a state of postseason flux. Coach Luciano Spalletti is almost certainly on his way this summer, while the continuing will-they-won't-they contract sagas involving Daniele De Rossi and above Francesco Totti mean the next two months could be the last for Serie A's last remaining bandiere.

With automatic Champions League qualification still in the balance and the faintest of title hopes wafting in the air, talk in Rome ahead of Atalanta's visit is more of what will come next year rather than what can still happen this year.

A non-locally born big name or two will also be on their way in the summer window, with centre-back Kostas Manolas looking...