NEWS

Athletic Bilbao sporting director Jose Maria Ammorrortu expects “a very attractive tie” with Torino in the Europa League.
Seydou Keita insists Francesco Totti refusing the Roma captain’s armband was “a sign of reciprocal respect.”
On form Empoli are hoping to take another prestigious scalp when Torino visit the Stadio Castellani this evening.
Jurgen Klopp warned Juventus will represent “a huge challenge” for Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero has received a three-month ban for racist comments aimed at Inter President Erick Thohir.
Italian media claim Gennaro Gattuso is a candidate to replace Ally McCoist as Glasgow Rangers manager.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has denied linking Roma to the mafia following the game between the two on Sunday.
Manolo Gabbiadini’s agent has compared his client to calcio legend Gigi Riva, for his ‘bewitching’ left foot.
Italy CT Antonio Conte will meet with Serie A club Coaches tomorrow in an effort to agree more time for Azzurri meet-ups.
Vincenzo Montella believes Tottenham are a ‘strong team’, as he discusses Fiorentina’s tie with the English side.
Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez warns his side will face a red-hot atmosphere when they take on Trabzonspor in the Europa League.
Gigi Buffon looks forward to Juventus' Champions League tie with Dortmund, calling it ‘a beautiful and exciting test'.
Feyenoord Coach Fred Rutten believes his side are the underdogs in their Europa League tie with Roma.
Roma CEO Italo Zanzi insists the Giallorossi are in the Europa League to try and win it, and praises Feyenoord.
Inter director general Marco Fassone says the Europa League tie with Celtic will be difficult, and praises the Scottish side’s ‘great tradition’.
Torino’s general manager Antonio Comi calls Europa League opponents Athletic Bilbao a ‘great club’.
The agent of Ajax midfielder Lasse Schone confirms he had contacts with Milan, but suggests January may be a bit too early for a move.
Inter, Napoli, Roma, Fiorentina and Torino have learned the identity of their opponents for the next round of the Europa League.
Juventus' Pavel Nedved comments that the Champions League draw against Borussia Dortmund 'could have been worse'.
Champions League ambassador Karl-Heinz Riedle believes each team has a 50% chance as Dortmund face Juventus in the next round.
Reports suggest that Sebastian Giovinco may be replaced at Juventus with Sassuolo's Simone Zaza this winter.
Ex-Fiorentina President Mario Sconcerti believes it would be wise to sell striker Mario Gomez before 'his value decreases'.
Juventus will play Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League Round of 16.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito says he wants his team to return to 'international peaks', and calls Miroslav Klose a 'reason of pride'.
Reports indicate that Napoli remains the most likely option for Sampdoria striker Manolo Gabbiadini this January.
Inter are showing interest in Genoa's Diego Perotti as a potential alternative to Alessio Cerci.
Verona striker Luca Toni confessed his fears to Udinese's Antonio Di Natale that their own presence is a bad sign for Italian football.
The five Italian teams still in the Europa League are set to discover their opponents in today's draw.
Juventus are set to learn their Champions League opponents today, and among their possible rivals are Real Madrid.
Veteran Arrigo Sacchi praises Milan's “excellent team performance” and says that Jérémy Menez is “extraordinary”.
Fullback Patrice Evra says Juventus should have 'closed the game' in the first half, but now they must look forward.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Pippo Inzaghi was “very, very proud” of Milan after they swept Napoli aside 2-0 and “I definitely believe in third.”
Rafa Benitez explained Gonzalo Higuain’s irritability against Milan and insisted Napoli’s problems at the back “are not tactical.”
Jeremy Menez thanked Pippo Inzaghi for putting faith in him after Milan beat Napoli 2-0 with his personal best.