NEWS

Roma have now officially signed defender Jose Holebas from Olympiacos for just €1m.
Mario Balotelli is not in Antonio Conte’s debut Italy squad to face the Netherlands and Norway.
There are reports Real Madrid are challenging Juventus for Manchester United man Javier Hernandez.
Rudi Garcia thanked “a great Morgan De Sanctis” for Roma’s 2-0 win over Fiorentina and appealed to the fans.
Vincenzo Montella was left to rue a poor Fiorentina first half against Roma. “I have to work out why we were timorous.”
Lanciano held Catania in a six-goal thriller, Frosinone upset Brescia, Bari conquered Entella and Livorno were pegged back by Carpi.
Roma dominated the first half and thanked Morgan De Sanctis for denying Fiorentina an equaliser in this 2-0 victory.
There are reports Ricky Alvarez is struggling to agree personal terms with Sunderland for his £10m move from Inter.
Kingsley Coman was Man of the Match on his Serie A debut. “It’s easy playing for Juventus,” said the 18-year-old.
Chievo Coach Eugenio Corini admits they need to “sort out some tactical issues” after a 1-0 defeat to Juventus.
Juan Guillermo Cuadrado announced he is staying at Fiorentina “with great enthusiasm. Forza Viola.”
Giampaolo Pazzini is out of Milan’s Serie A clash with Lazio after picking up an injury.
Max Allegri was “a bit worried” at wasteful Juventus finishing against Chievo, but hailed “the kid” Kingsley Coman.
Antonio Cassano is out of Parma’s season debut trip to Cesena on Sunday, but Francesco Lodi is included.
Napoli have Jonathan De Guzman and Michu in their squad to face Genoa, but Goran Pandev is dropped.
Francesco Totti, Gervinho and Juan Iturbe take on Mario Gomez and Borja Valero in tonight’s Roma-Fiorentina.
Juventus dominated Chievo, but only won with an own goal, as they rattled the woodwork three times and Kingsley Coman had a splendid debut.
Ezequiel Lavezzi and Adrian Rabiot are left out by PSG, fuelling rumours of moves to Inter and Roma respectively.
Roma’s Curva Sud ultras released a long statement in which they “take responsibility” for not controlling violence.
Real Madrid Coach Carlo Ancelotti sees the Scudetto race between Roma and Juventus, while Pippo Inzaghi “lives for football.”
Juventus dg Beppe Marotta praised 18-year-old Kingsley Coman, but warned Radamel Falcao “will join a different top European club.”
Fredy Guarin is left out of Inter’s squad to take on Torino tomorrow amid reports of a Valencia offer.
Juventus begin the defence of their Serie A title away to Chievo with Arturo Vidal, Paul Pogba and Kingsley Coman.
Pippo Inzaghi wants Milan to be “the surprise of the Serie A season” and silence the sceptics, starting against Lazio tomorrow.
Milan Coach Pippo Inzaghi reveals he asked Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho about Fernando Torres’ “attitude.”
Rafa Benitez said Napoli and fans must “learn” from their Champions League exit, but pour that energy into facing Genoa on Sunday.
Stefano Pioli insists Lazio’s showdown with Milan is a head-to-head for Europe. “These are two quality teams.”
It’s reported Adryan will complete his loan move from Cagliari to Leeds United today.
Alessio Cerci is not in the Torino squad to face Inter tomorrow, but President Urbano Cairo hints “there won’t be time” for a transfer.
Palermo have officially signed Simon Makienok from Brondby. “This was the best opportunity for me.”
After weeks of red tape, Torino have finally signed Boca Juniors midfielder Juan Manuel Sanchez Mino.
Walter Mazzarri expects “a difficult test” for Inter’s season opener with Torino on Sunday evening, but hints at Gary Medel’s debut.
Fernando Torres revealed he was eager to join Milan and work with Coach Pippo Inzaghi, “who knows full well what centre-forwards feel.”
“It is an honour and a privilege” to wear the Milan jersey, said Fernando Torres as he flew in to complete his transfer from Chelsea.
Fernando Torres has arrived in Milan, but it’s reported Chelsea are actually paying £3.1m to make the move.

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