Vincenzo Montella admits Milan have to beat Inter in the Derby della Madonnina “any way how”.
Milan’s team doctor says he is “cautiously optimistic” that Nikola Kalinic will be fit for the derby against Inter on Sunday.
Jiangsu Suning midfielder Ramires has suggested that he could join Inter in January. “I’d like to play in Italy…”
Roberto Mancini claims he is ‘happier’ at Zenit St Petersburg and that stars will join the club once they return to the Champions League.
Milan CEO Marco Fassone describes former club Inter as being like “a beautiful woman who’s a bit ditzy”.
Marco Fassone assures Milan don’t need Champions League qualification, even if “having €40m extra would be positive…”
Reports in Italy claim Juventus and Inter could move for Olivier Giroud of Arsenal in the summer.
Walter Samuel says Inter’s results are “not a coincidence”, and names Milan Skriniar as his heir.
Eder admits he was unaccustomed to being in the starting XI for Italy or Inter, but the Azzurri showed “hunger, character and enthusiasm” in Albania.
Christian Panucci believes Italy got the better of Albania thanks to their “typical smarts” and his own side’s naivety. “We emerge with heads held high.”
Roberto Gagliardini maintains it was “really tough where Albania fight for every ball” for Italy to secure a victory in Shkoder.
Antonio Candreva noted Italy’s victory in Albania could “not be taken for granted” and the team talk with the old guard was important.
Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne reveals an unexpected name for his football hero – Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero.
The home leg of Italy’s 2018 World Cup play-off next month could be played at San Siro in Milan or Udinese’s Dacia Arena.
Ronaldinho believes Napoli can win the Scudetto, and praises Juventus forward Paulo Dybala.
Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic appears certain to miss the derby with Milan, as he has a muscular injury.
Fabio Capello insists “there are five teams in the fight” for this season’s Scudetto, but he sees Juventus as favourites.
Maxi Lopez says he’ll meet Mauro Icardi one day but “it doesn’t keep me up at night”.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri warns “it’s easier to be beautiful than winning” and predicts “it’ll take 86 points” to win the Scudetto.
Italy are expected to go back to their 4-2-4 system against Albania with Leonardo Spinazzola, Antonio Candreva and Eder coming in.