STARS IN EUROPE - IVORY COAST - STRIKER GERVINHO EXTENDS CONTRACT AT ROMA
Ivory Coast striker Gervinho will remain at Italian Serie A side AS Roma until 2018 after signing a contract extension with the club.
The 27-year-old joined in 2013 from Arsenal and has scored nine times in 33 league appearances.
The club said: "Roma announces that Yao Gervais Kouassi (Gervinho) has extended his contract by one year."
Roma finished runners-up to Juventus last season to secure a place in the group stages of the Champions League.
Gervinho scored his opening goal of the league season last week in a 2:0 win over Fiorentina.
He is expected to start for Rudi Garcia's side when they host CSKA Moscow in their Group E opener at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday.