Liveblog: Serie A Saturday
Join us for the build-up and action from today’s Serie A games, Crotone-Bologna and Inter seeking a fifth straight win with Chievo.
Ausilio: 'Gagliardini top objective'
Inter director Piero Ausilio notes notes Roberto Gagliardini was “the number one objective” and there won’t be any more signings in January.
Meggiorini: 'Chievo know Inter well'
Chievo striker Riccardo Meggiorini warns “we know how Inter play and what we need to do in order to cause them problems.”
Fiorentina extend Chiesa contract
Fiorentina announced that they have extended midfielder Federico Chiesa’s contract until June 2021.
Bologna conquer Crotone
Blerim Dzemaili’s strike gave Bologna a precious 1-0 victory away to Crotone, sending the Calabrians closer to relegation.
Inter go for a fifth consecutive Serie A victory and give new buy Roberto Gagliardini his debut from the start against Chievo.
Candreva: 'Inter out for revenge'
Antonio Candreva notes Inter have “the desire for revenge” as they take on a Chievo side that beat them back in August.
Oddo: 'Pescara will attack Napoli'
Massimo Oddo is confident Pescara can shock Napoli again after holding them to a 2-2 thriller in the opening round.
Inzaghi: 'No more surprises'
Simone Inzaghi warns Lazio and Atalanta “are no longer surprise packages” as they go head-to-head for Europe.
Birmingham target Martinez
Gianfranco Zola wants Torino striker Josef Martinez at Birmingham City during the January transfer window.
Juventus drop Evra again
Patrice Evra is again left out as Juventus visit Fiorentina, while Giorgio Chiellini is in doubt with flu.
Napoli lose Chiriches
Vlad Chiriches and Arkadiusz Milik are out of the Napoli squad to face Pescara, but Raul Albiol returns.
Ventura: 'Future bright for Italy'
Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura believes the investments for Roberto Gagliardini and Mattia Caldara show “the future looks very bright.”
Crotone are in desperate need of points as they host a Bologna side eager to consolidate their mid-table position.
Giampaolo: 'Reina is sneaky...'
Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo prepares to face his old club Empoli, but won’t let Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina off the hook.
Del Neri: 'Udinese won't change for Roma'
Gigi Del Neri wants Udinese to “play to our own strengths” against Roma, but loses Silvan Widmer.
Voro: 'Zaza done for Valencia'
Valencia Coach Voro confirms Simone Zaza is on his way from Juventus. “It looks like it’s done and he’ll help us a lot.”
Dybala and Iturbe volunteer for homeless
Juventus striker Paulo Dybala and Torino forward Juan Manuel Iturbe walked around Turin giving thermal blankets to the homeless.
Evra leaning towards Valencia
The Patrice Evra saga drags on, as it’s reported Valencia have again overtaken Crystal Palace in the race for the Juventus full-back.
Milan ship Sosa to China
Milan are hoping to ship Jose Ernesto Sosa off to Beijing Guoan or Hebei China Fortune, having paid €7.5m just six months ago.
Bologna drop Cerci again?
Bologna’s bid to sign Alessio Cerci from Atletico Madrid appears to have collapsed yet again.
Sarri: 'Pescara troubled Napoli'
Maurizio Sarri discussed the Napoli striker situation and warned Pescara “caused us the most problems all season.”
Palermo hire ex-Leeds director
Palermo are expected to appoint their third director of sport this season – former Leeds United chief Nicola Salerno.
Sousa: 'Fiorentina won't mark Juve'
Paulo Sousa said “there’s no need to explain how important” the Juventus game is for Fiorentina. “Possession will be the key, not man-marking.”
Galliani ignores Lega Serie A job
Milan CEO Adriano Galliani reveals he turned down an offer to work in China in 2013 and Lega Serie A President “does not excite me.”
Spalletti: 'Roma are a little short'
Luciano Spalletti admits he might not get January reinforcements and "would kick up a fuss" if Kostas Manolas was sold without reinvesting.
Berisha: 'Atalanta better than Lazio'
Etrit Berisha believes Atalanta “are a better team” than his parent club Lazio, as the two go head-to-head for Europe.
Allegri: 'Juve change for Fiorentina'
Max Allegri warns Juventus that “for Fiorentina it’s always the game of the season” and he’s forced into changes at the back.
Milik raring for Napoli return
Arkadiusz Milik is “very happy to be back in the Napoli squad. Soon I’ll be able to play again.”
Chiesa: 'Dream of beating Buffon'
Federico Chiesa is “dreaming of a goal against Gigi Buffon” when Fiorentina host Juventus on Sunday night.
Juric: 'Cataldi starts in Cagliari'
Ivan Juric is excited at welcoming new stars Danilo Cataldi and Adel Taarabt to Genoa as they prepare to visit Cagliari.
Kalinic will only be sold for €50m
Fiorentina are refusing to release Nikola Kalinic unless Tianjin Quanjian pay the full €50m release clause.
Official: Udinese sign Lasagna
Udinese have officially signed striker Kevin Lasagna from Carpi, but he will remain in Serie B until the end of the season.
Bernardeschi: 'I owe it all to Fiorentina'
Federico Bernardeschi hopes Fiorentina can use the element of surprise on Juventus and explains his row with Paulo Sousa.
Official: Genoa sign Rubinho
Genoa have officially signed goalkeeper Rubinho after Mattia Perin underwent knee surgery.
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