CATANIA NEWS

Catania winger Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez admits he’s “flattered to be linked with such a prestigious club as Inter.”
Palermo boss Giuseppe Sannino believes that Sunday's draw with Catania keeps them in place to stay in Serie A.
Rolando Maran reveals Catania's anger at the late equaliser, but Giuseppe Sannino hailed Palermo's hunger.
It was a spectacular afternoon in Serie A, as Fiorentina beat Torino 4-3, bottom of the table Pescara stalled Roma and the Sicilian Derby was decided with the last kick of the game.
The Derby di Sicilia is set to be a fiery one, as Catania can push for Europe and potentially send rivals Palermo into Serie B.
Inter director Piero Ausilio confirmed their interest in Catania forward Alejandro Gomez. “He’d be an important player to build on for the future.”
The Sicilian Derby gives Catania the opportunity to push arch rivals Palermo towards Serie B this afternoon, so Rolando Maran expects “strong emotions.”
It is reported that Dundee United rejected two different offers from Catania for striker Johnny Russell in the last three weeks.
Palermo go into the Sicilian Derby against Catania and desperately need points to escape relegation. “A few weeks ago we were given up for dead, but we came back,” said Giuseppe Sannino.
Palermo forward Josip Ilicic will be fit for the derby match against Catania, the club have confirmed this evening.
Sampdoria say they may opt to keep Maxi Lopez should Catania lower their asking price for the centre-forward.
Catania have officially signed Argentine winger Sebastian Eduardo Leto from Panathinaikos on a free transfer.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamaprini has insisted that Catania are favourites for the Sicilian derby this weekend.
Eugenio Corini felt the heat, while Rolando Maran insisted Catania aren't resting on their laurels.
Inter capitulated amid more controversy against Cagliari, Erik Lamela’s stunner sank Torino and Udinese shocked Parma.
Chievo boss Eugenio Corini has claimed that Rolando Maran is doing 'an extraordinary job' at Catania as the two prepare to face each other this weekend.
Chievo defender Dario Dainelli has insisted that Catania will pose a tough proposition when the two sides meet on Sunday.
Catania Coach Rolando Maran revisits his past in Verona when visiting Chievo this weekend. “They represent my football life.”
Catania President Antonino Pulvirenti promised new signings, but warned he doesn’t agree with Massimo Moratti’s accusations of “an anti-Inter conspiracy.”
Mario Balotelli has been handed a three-match ban for insulting the officials during Milan’s 2-2 draw with Fiorentina on Sunday.