NEWS

Spain and Barcelona legend Xavi is “very sorry” for Gianluigi Buffon, after Italy missed out on the World Cup.
The FIFA regulations dictate that it is theoretically possible for Italy to replace Peru at the World Cup, but it’s highly unlikely.
Sami Khedira’s Juventus future is reportedly in the balance, but there’s no chance he’ll leave in January.
Claudio Ranieri is involved in a war of words with former France Coach Raymond Domenech - “I won’t listen to him about football!”
Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia says he now has “confidence in myself” after moving on loan from Inter.
Sporting director Igli Tare says Lazio want “to go to the Champions League” and “maybe win” the Europa League this year.
Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma assures the club has “a great future ahead of it”.
Francesco Totti says “it’s all down to us” when asked about Roma’s Champions League campaign, and shrugs off Italy’s World Cup failure.
Lazio have named their squad to face Vitesse tonight, with no Ciro Immobile, Felipe Caicedo or Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Kaka says he’s “always in love with Milan”, but reiterates that he has to decide whether to retire before serious discussions about becoming a director.
Davide Massa will referee Lazio-Fiorentina on Sunday evening, as the Week 14 referees are announced.
Kaka says “it’s special” to be offered a directorship role with Milan but “I still haven’t decided whether to keep playing or not”.
Inter forward Gabriel Barbosa is reportedly pushing to return to Brazil, though the club want to send him to Jiangsu Suning.
Juventus are reportedly preparing an official offer of €15m for Besiktas forward Cenk Tosun.
Reports in Italy suggest Juventus, Napoli and Roma are interested in Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian.
Everton manager David Unsworth says he’ll pick a “strong team” against Atalanta, even though they’re already out of the Europa League.
Sporting CP Coach Jorge Jesus still thinks they can reach the Champions League Last 16 as “I don’t believe Juventus will win in Athens”.
It’s expected Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini will miss this weekend’s Crotone game, as he’ll be rested ahead of Napoli.
Napoli have reportedly sold over 26,000 tickets for the clash with Juventus a week on Friday.
A mass brawl broke out in Liverpool last night, with speculation that visiting Atalanta fans were involved.
Italy have climbed above England in the latest FIFA World Rankings - despite failing to reach the World Cup.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin admits “I’m worried” by Milan’s financial situation but “we’ll see what happens”.
Inter will reportedly renew Mauro Icardi’s contract and raise his release clause, as long as they qualify for the Champions League.
It’s reported Atalanta are taking close to 3,500 fans to Goodison Park for tonight’s Europa League clash with Everton.
The New York Times has joined Marca in reporting that UEFA are concerned by Milan’s financial viability.
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Roma failed to secure a place in the Champions League Last 16 as they lost to Atletico Madrid, and Football Italia rates the players.
Andrea Barzagli considers the 0-0 draw with Barcelona to be “a good point” for Juventus and is content with the clean sheet.
Barcelona Coach Ernesto Valverde explains why he left out Lionel Messi in the 0-0 draw with Juventus and insists he wasn’t “defensive.”
Juventus, Roma and Napoli can all still make the Champions League Last 16, but nothing is guaranteed for Serie A’s representatives.
Diego Simeone acknowledges his substitutions made the difference as Atletico Madrid beat Roma and now his hopes lie with Qarabag.
Radja Nainggolan believes the 2-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid was “a sign we need to roll our sleeves up” and reaffirmed his commitment to Roma.
Paulo Dybala warned Juventus “are good at defending, but must try to play the ball a bit more” after a 0-0 with Barcelona.
Max Allegri felt the 0-0 draw with Barcelona was “a wonderful game on a tactical level” and was impressed with the improvements in Juventus defending.
Eusebio Di Francesco complained Roma “should’ve been more determined and Atletico Madrid simply wanted it more. Euphoria is good, arrogance is not.”