NEWS

Michael Essien believes that Milan can surprise in Serie A this season and is excited to be working with Pippo Inzaghi.
Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis could set a new record against Parma, provided the home side don't score at the Stadio Ennio Tardini.
Sergio Romero has denied rumours that he turned down Manchester United in the summer: “Something like that would be crazy.”
On from extending his contract at Lazio, reports are that Atletico Madrid had a €20m summer bid for Antonio Candreva turned down.
The fallout from supporter clashes before and during Roma's recent meeting with CSKA Moscow could see the Giallorossi fined.
Former Italy international Stefano Fiore believes that Juventus are still favourites for this year's Serie A title, despite Roma's progress.
There is expectation that Juventus will be able to welcome Andrea Pirlo back to their matchday squad by the weekend.
Juventus are the latest side reportedly setting their sights on Bayern Munich's 17-year-old wunderkind, Gianluca Gaudino.
Milan have started work on tying Nigel de Jong to a long-term contract, according to reports in the Italian media.
Both Inter and Roma are speculated by Tuttosport today as under scrutiny by UEFA, in view of Financial Fair Play.
Juventus and Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo is being linked with a move to Major League Soccer this January.
Marco van Ginkel is set for tests today at Milan headquarters, on an injury sustained yesterday evening against Empoli.
Arturo Vidal is expected to start for Juventus tonight, as well as Romulo, whilst Alvaro Morata will continue from the bench.
Senad Lulic is seen as the next Lazio player in line to extend his contract, and that it could be settled in a matter of days.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Maurizio Sarri said “referees are victims” and revealed why he was sent off in Empoli’s 2-2 draw with Milan.
Fernando Torres was “very happy with my first goal” for Milan and in Serie A, but wanted victory against Empoli.
Pippo Inzaghi admits he “really can’t explain” how Milan defended on Empoli set plays. “We studied them for two days.”
Milan came back from 2-0 down for a 2-2 draw at Empoli with Fernando Torres scoring on his full Serie A debut.
Perugia and Avellino stalled, but Livorno and Bologna got morale-boosting victories and Pro Vercelli soared into second place.
Beppe Iachini wants to see “great character” from Palermo against Napoli after they took points off Inter.
Stefano Colantuono warned Atalanta not to “end up like Sassuolo” against Inter in tomorrow’s Lombardy Derby.
Players’ Association President Damiano Tommasi wants children or grandparents on benches to “mitigate tension.”
Milan transfer target Suso is closer to leaving Liverpool after he was benched against Middlesbrough.
Milan aim to get back on track after Juventus with Fernando Torres and Marco van Ginkel starting against Empoli.
Milan assistant manager Mauro Tassotti said tonight’s line-up against Empoli was dictated “by tactics, not fatigue.”
Juventus are still without Andrea Barzagli, Andrea Pirlo, Luca Marrone and Martin Caceres against Cesena.
Vincenzo Montella is starting to fear Fiorentina “are cursed” after Mario Gomez was ruled out for three weeks.
Eusebio Di Francesco expects Sassuolo to find “an almost impossible task” against Fiorentina tomorrow night.
Inter director of sport Piero Ausilio is satisfied with the transfer campaign and promised “surprises in the near future.”
Cesena Coach Pierpaolo Bisoli says the key to causing Juventus problems is “a high tempo and concentration.”
Jeremy Menez explained his extraordinary “spontaneous” back-heel flick goal and prefers life at Milan to PSG.
Roberto Donadoni tips Roma for the Scudetto and believes Antonio Cassano “has matured” at Parma.
As Palermo prepare to face Napoli, President Maurizio Zamparini believes Paulo Dybala will be worth €30m.
Salvatore ‘Totò’ Schillaci reveals why he “refused to take a penalty” in the Italia ’90 shoot-out against Argentina.