NEWS

Reports suggest Juventus have opened discussions with Marco Verratti’s agent about a summer transfer.
Marco van Basten warns a Milan owned by Chinese investors “does not sit well with me”, and discusses the state of calcio.
Juventus have retained 10th-place in Deloitte’s Football Money League, with Roma, Milan and Inter also in the top 20.
Diego Maradona believes Napoli are “superior” to Milan, but Juventus “have the best squad in the League”.
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Antonio Cassano is ready to terminate his contract with Sampdoria after six months of being frozen out of the squad.
Toni Sunjic has arrived to complete his transfer from VfB Stuttgart to Palermo. “It’s always been my dream to play in Serie A.”
Gregoire Defrel is eager to join Roma in January, but Sassuolo director Giovanni Carnevali warned “he’s not for sale and must do what we say.”
According to Sky Sport Italia, Everton have opened the door to loaning Gerard Deulofeu to Milan with option to buy.
Simone Inzaghi hopes Lazio “can learn” from their 4-2 win over Genoa to reach the Coppa Italia quarter-final and looks forward to Juventus.
Ivan Juric insists Genoa will end their slump soon after going out of the Coppa Italia in a 4-2 defeat to Lazio.
Cesena Coach Andrea Camplone felt his minnows knocked Sassuolo out of the Coppa Italia because “in a one-off game anything can happen.”
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic celebrated his goal as Lazio beat Genoa 4-2 to set up a Coppa Italia revenge mission against Inter.
Lazio fumbled a 2-0 lead and missed a penalty, but eventually beat Genoa 4-2 to set up a Coppa Italia quarter-final with Inter.
Espanyol have joined Sampdoria in chasing after Inter full-back Davide Santon.
Palermo are due to sell Oscar Hiljemark to Dynamo Kiev for €3m and sign Toni Sunjic from VfB Stuttgart.
Diego Maradona praised Maurizio Sarri and is confident Napoli can trouble Real Madrid, remembering how his side “made Italy respect us.”
Arsenal aren’t the only Premier League club interested in Juventus Coach Max Allegri, as Tottenham Hotspur are also ready to swoop.
Dani Carvajal has been ruled out for a month, putting him at risk for Real Madrid’s Champions League clash with Napoli.
If Fiorentina sell Nikola Kalinic to Tianjin Quanjian, they could turn to Napoli forward Manolo Gabbiadini.
Roma are prepared to go into a bidding war with Napoli, Bayer Leverkusen and Premier League clubs for Genk forward Leon Bailey.
Pescara have officially loaned Dario Zuparic to HNK Rijeka and sent striker Rey Manaj back to Inter.
Ignazio Abate admits Milan “still remember” the 4-0 humiliation by Napoli last season and want to wipe it out this weekend.
Felipe Anderson and Mauricio Pinilla start as Lazio and Genoa go head-to-head for a place in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals.
Ascoli winger Riccardo Orsolini is “very proud to sign for Juventus. There’s a lot of pressure, but I want to play my cards.”
Sassuolo paid the price for sitting on a 1-0 lead, as Serie B outfit Cesena caused a huge outfit with their 2-1 Coppa Italia victory.
Roma named their 21-man squad for tomorrow’s Coppa Italia Round of 16 tie with Sampdoria, including Diego Perotti.
Marco Giampaolo believes Sampdoria can “surprise” Roma in the Coppa Italia tomorrow evening, but loses some midfield players.
Marko Pjaca admits Serie A “is tough, but Juventus want to win Scudetto, Coppa Italia and go as far as possible in the Champions League.”
Mario Lemina’s Africa Cup of Nations is effectively over after an injury ruled the Juventus and Gabon man out for two weeks.
Pescara’s Serie A match against Sassuolo on Sunday is at risk after the area was struck by floods and more earthquakes.
Diego Armando Maradona visited Napoli’s training session today and revealed “I’ll be in Madrid to cheer them on against Real.”
Milan CEO Adriano Galliani confirms the Gerard Deulofeu sticking point - “we’re offering a loan, they want a loan with obligation”.
Domenico Berardi is not part of the Sassuolo squad, as they face Cesena in the Coppa Italia.
Milan are still pushing for Everton’s Gerard Deulofeu, but reports suggest the formula of the loan is a sticking point.