NEWS

Roberto Donadoni promised Parma “will fight to the end” after scraping a 0-0 draw with Cagliari.
Gian Piero Gasperini blamed the red card for Genoa’s 1-0 defeat to Roma. “It ruined the game.”
Fiorentina aim to ruin Mimmo Di Carlo’s debut on the Cesena bench and make up for European embarrassment.
Rudi Garcia said Roma “made the most of this opportunity” to beat Genoa and go within a point of Juventus.
It’s reported Sampdoria have already found Manolo Gabbiadini’s replacement, signing Joaquin Correa from Estudiantes.
Luca Toni scored his 300th career goal to end Verona’s winless streak in Udine, while Parma and Cagliari shared the spoils.
Roma are within a point of Juventus after Radja Nainggolan beat 10-man Genoa despite Eugenio Lamanna saving a penalty on his Serie A debut.
Patrice Evra couldn’t entirely celebrate his debut Serie A goal, as Juventus were held 1-1 by Sampdoria.
Napoli will reportedly meet the agent of Dnipro left-back Ivan Strinic in Milan this weekend.
Sinisa Mihajlovic was more annoyed by Sampdoria’s first half performance than proud of holding Juventus.
Mattia Destro assures “there will be an important response” from Roma against Genoa after Champions League elimination.
Sampdoria star Manolo Gabbiadini shrugged off Napoli talk after ending a perfect 2014 at the Juventus Stadium.
Max Allegri said Juventus “can’t play 90 minutes the way we did the first 55” after a 1-1 draw with Sampdoria.
Juventus dominated the first half, but Manolo Gabbiadini’s gem gave Sampdoria a 1-1 draw in Turin, ending a 25-game home winning streak.
It’s a fascinating third against second in Serie A, as Roma visit Genoa in a fixture they’ve lost five times in six years.
Roberto Mancini is not concerned by two consecutive defeats, assuring Inter “can compete for the Champions League.”
Beppe Marotta insists Carlos Tevez is “in his natural habitat” at Juventus, but won’t rule out a return to Boca Juniors.
Roberto Mancini laughed off reports he’ll bring Mario Balotelli back to Inter. “I am his fan, but we last spoke about two years ago.”
Rolando Maran trusts Chievo can take advantage of an Inter side in crisis with their “enthusiasm and spirit.”
Chelsea have reportedly joined Manchester United in preparing a £30m bid for Roma’s Kevin Strootman.
Zdenek Zeman praised Parma star Antonio Cassano, but told reporters they “know nothing about football.”
Leaders Juventus host fourth-placed Sampdoria in the early game, a fixture that traditionally has plenty of goals.
There are multiple reports Inter could take Adnan Januzaj on loan from Manchester United in January.
Andrea Mandorlini acknowledges Verona are in crisis. “We need to get points against Udinese today.”
Mimmo Di Carlo has “faith” that Cesena can win on his debut against Fiorentina. “We can change the trend.”
Gian Piero Gasperini is soaring in third place with Genoa, but “there was no space for my ideas at Inter.”
Eder assures Sampdoria “will go to win, not clam up in defence and wait for Juventus” and has a message for “idol” Carlos Tevez.
There are several top of the table showdowns, as Juventus host Sampdoria, Roma visit Genoa and Milan go head-to-head with Napoli.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
English media claim Roberto Mancini wants a reunion with Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli at Inter.
Stefano Colantuono said Atalanta saw their plans “discombobulated” by Lazio’s opening goal in a 3-0 defeat.
Stefano Pioli admired Lazio’s “tactical maturity” in patiently breaking down Atalanta for a 3-0 win.
Stefano Mauri’s brace and a Senad Lulic diving header saw Lazio comfortably sweep Atalanta aside 3-0.
Beppe Iachini felt Palermo “should not have been so tense” in their last-gasp 2-1 win over Sassuolo.
Eusebio Di Francesco felt Sassuolo “would’ve brought home a result with a little more luck” in Palermo.