NEWS

Milan are reportedly optimistic that Jeremy Menez should be back from injury in time for the club’s first fixture after the international break.
Sampdoria sporting director Carlo Osti believes it is only a matter of time before Roberto Soriano garners interest from top European sides.
James Pallotta reflects on his belief Roma are stronger than Juventus, and who is faster between Gervinho and Juan Iturbe.
James Pallotta considers the confidence he always had in Roma to return to the top and on how ‘everyone at the club has an opinion’.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
It’s reported Antonio Candreva and Matteo Darmian are battling for one starting spot in Italy’s qualifier with Azerbaijan.
Malta Coach Pietro Ghedin warns his team will be no pushovers against Italy in Monday’s Euro 2016 qualifier.
Alessandro Diamanti told Francesco Totti he “should not have talked” to reporters after Juventus-Roma.
Roma striker Marco Borriello is linked with a transfer to new MLS club New York City FC.
Hernanes said Inter are targeting “the top spots in Serie A and to go as far as possible in the Europa League.”
Raul Albiol claims Napoli “deserved to be in the Champions League” and Serie A is “tougher” than La Liga.
Roma President James Pallotta again warned Kevin Strootman’s rumoured move to Manchester United “is just not happening.”
Italy team manager Lele Oriali compared Coach Antonio Conte to Jose Mourinho, but “the doors are not closed” for Mario Balotelli.
Udinese Coach Andrea Stramaccioni said “to make football credible we need to use technology.”
Brazilian papers claim Liverpool offered Lucas Leiva plus £22m to Napoli for Gonzalo Higuain.
Adem Ljajic believes Roma “play the best football in Italy and are the best team” despite falling behind Juventus.
Lega Serie B President Andrea Abodi insists the six-month UEFA suspension for Carlo Tavecchio “is not really a ban.”
Roberto Mancini said Mario Balotelli “is aware that Liverpool is his last chance. Only he can help himself now.”
CONI President Giovanni Malagò warned Serie A clubs “knew” Carlo Tavecchio was heading for a ban over racist comments.
Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon made a pointed reference to Roma. “Winners find a way, losers find an excuse.”
Empoli defender Daniele Rugani thanked Antonio Conte for “a wonderful experience” after being recalled by the Under-21 squad.
Graziano Pellè revealed the prank he played on Louis van Gaal, growing up watching Marco van Basten and his dancing career.
Simone Zaza thanked Ciro Immobile for helping him settle into the Italy squad, but also said “Mario Balotelli is one of my favourites.”
Fabio Borini’s agent said “any clubs interested in him know Liverpool have no intention of loaning him out.”
There are reports Napoli already contacted Sampdoria Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic to replace Rafa Benitez next year.
Ciro Immobile explains why he went to Borussia Dortmund and feels Italy won’t miss Mario Balotelli.
New Cesena striker Hugo Almeida said he “always dreamed of playing in Italy and my idol was Christian Vieri.”
Alessio Romagnoli has left Italy’s Under-21 camp with a thigh injury, with Daniele Rugani dropping down from the senior squad as replacement.
Pantaleo Corvino reveals early frustration at would-be dancer Graziano Pelle, but says he has the potential to become a top striker akin to Luca Toni.
Liverpool winger Suso’s future looks away from Anfield, with the Milan target apparently making clear the only conditions to see him stay.
Urbano Cairo hopes to see Torino gradually improve from last season’s performance, as he promises January investment.
Massimo Moratti has compared and contrasted former Inter Coaches Helenio Herrera and Jose Mourinho, concluding both are ‘great Coaches’.
Milan have communicated that Jeremy Menez has sustained an inner thigh injury and is set for tests in the coming days.
Graziano Pelle and Daniele Rugani were tested in an alternative Italy line-up in training today, whilst Marco Verratti is back to running.
Alvaro Morata explains again his motivations for joining Juventus, as he reflects once more on the weekend controversy with Roma.