Mirante returns after heart scare
Bologna goalkeeper Antonio Mirante is back in the squad three months after suffering from heart problems.
Oddo: 'Manaj out of Pescara'
Pescara boss Massimo Oddo has frozen out striker Rey Manaj for “disciplinary reasons. Only those who want to give their all will face Roma.”
Allegri: 'Keep Juventus grounded'
Max Allegri has Gonzalo Higuain back against Genoa and intends to use him alongside Mario Mandzukic. “Let’s keep our feet on the ground.”
Spalletti: 'Pescara danger for Roma'
Luciano Spalletti warned facing Pescara “is a dangerous game” for Roma, who are still without Stephan El Shaarawy and Kostas Manolas.
Gasp: 'Inter damaged me'
Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini admits he enjoyed revenge over Inter and was close to taking the Juventus job on two occasions.
Vialli: 'At Juve winning is a relief'
Gianluca Vialli explained the Juventus mentality and why so many Italian Coaches thrive in England. “Victory comes as a relief.”
Radu: 'Referees favour Totti'
Lazio defender Stefan Radu started the Rome Derby tension early by noting “referees always award a foul when Francesco Totti moans.”
Zola to join Conte at Chelsea?
Gianfranco Zola is considering a return to Chelsea as part of Antonio Conte’s coaching staff.
'Leandrinho to Napoli not done'
Ponte Preta warn “the negotiations are not concluded” for Leandrinho’s Napoli move. “Other clubs are interested, he could go anywhere.”
Donadoni looks to Destro
Roberto Donadoni is impressed by Atalanta’s current form, but trusts that Mattia Destro can inspire Bologna to victory.
Inter invest in Verratti and James
Inter owners Suning fly in on Monday and plan to invest €150m next summer, with James Rodriguez and Marco Verratti their targets.
Milan sale to China delayed again?
There are multiple reports Milan’s sale to Chinese investors might not go through on December 13 – or at all.
Pereyra: 'Juventus cast me out'
Roberto Pereyra complained he was “cast out for no reason” by Max Allegri and Juventus, but finally feels faith in him at Watford.
Inter prepare January sales
Inter’s shock Europa League exit could prompt the departure of Gabigol, Jonathan Biabiany, Stevan Jovetic, Felipe Melo and Davide Santon.
Sousa-Fiorentina to divorce
There are increasing reports that Fiorentina are ready to part company with Paulo Sousa at the end of the season, with Massimo Oddo the favourite replacement.
Totti: 'Roma lack Juve grit'
Francesco Totti concedes Roma “lack the tenacity and grit to be truly a big team like Juventus, as they are starving for success.”
Napoli bid €40m for Belotti
Napoli are ready to offer €40m to poach Torino striker Andrea Belotti in January, claims the Corriere dello Sport.
Serie A Previews: The Long Weekend
Over a long Serie A weekend Milan visit Empoli with a new hitman, Juventus are in Genoa, Roma welcome Pescara, then Napoli-Sassuolo and Inter-Fiorentina.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Maldini: ‘I could have joined Zenit’
Paolo Maldini reveals Luciano Spalletti asked him to be on his staff at Zenit St Petersburg.
Totti: ‘Why would I stop?’
Roma captain Francesco Totti isn’t sure he’ll retire at the end of the current season - “if I’m feeling good then why stop?”
‘Ligue 1 holding Verratti back’
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura warns playing in Ligue 1 is holding Marco Verratti back - ‘Paris Saint-Germain are so good he’s never in difficulty’.
Ventura: ‘Door open for Balotelli’
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura says “the door is open” for Mario Balotelli but worries over off-field issues.
Higuain still training separately
Gonzalo Higuain looks increasingly likely to miss Juventus’ trip to Genoa, as he trained alone again today.
Ventura: ‘Start of an Italy journey’
Giampiero Ventura promises “we’ve started down an important path for the future of Italy”.
Juan Jesus: ‘Long way to go…’
Juan Jesus says Roma “work every day to be the anti-Juventus”, and notes “a lot of teams play badly and still win…”
Inter want Arana
Inter are reportedly interested in Corinthians full-back Guilherme Arana, but face competition from Manchester United.
Cuadrado: ‘Juventus can’t lose focus’
Juan Cuadrado urges Juventus to “keep our heads” against Genoa, having secured Champions League qualification on Tuesday.
‘Sassuolo sorry for EL exit’
Paolo Cannavaro admits Sassuolo are “sorry” for their Europa League exit and sympathises with Davide Biondini’s “horrible” injury.
Dybala reveals childhood idols
Juventus striker Paulo Dybala has revealed his footballing idols when growing up. “One was Del Piero and the other was Pirlo”.
Miha: Players must talk more!
Torino boss Sinisa Mihajlovic believes today’s players do not talk enough and generally lack the focus to know “who they’ll face in the next three games”.
Bertolacci & Romagnoli back for Milan
Milan have named Andrea Bertolacci and Alessio Romagnoli in their 23-man squad for Saturday’s Serie A trip to Empoli.
Montella: Players win, not tactics
Milan boss Vincenzo Montella insists victories are achieved “by players’ quality, the Coach’s skill and club’s expertise”, not tactics.
‘Simeone dreaming of Inter return’
Gigi Simoni claims Diego Simeone’s dream “is to return to Inter” as they are the “only club he’ll leave Atletico Madrid for”.
Montella: No Bacca assurances
Vincenzo Montella has refused to confirm whether Carlos Bacca, Keisuke Honda and Luiz Adriano will remain Milan players in January.
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