While Gigi Buffon wants VAR in the World Cup play-offs, Juventus teammate Sami Khedira calls it “the death of football.”
Gigi Buffon does “not even want to think about the alternative” of Italy reaching the 2018 World Cup and respects Sweden in the play-off.
Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio admits the last two months “have been more difficult than the six months out with the knee injury.”
Sampdoria midfielder Gaston Ramirez insists “we can beat Juventus”, and aims to make the Uruguay squad for the World Cup.
Galatasaray’s sporting director admits “we can’t sign Kwadwo Asamoah in January”, despite summer interest in the Juventus man.
Former Juventus goalkeeper Rubinho believes Wojciech Szczesny can replace Gianluigi Buffon next season.
Benevento President Oreste Vigorito insists “we’ll stay in Serie A” and blames witches for their poor form so far.
Eusebio Di Francesco says Roma “have to work hard to be worthy of the Scudetto” but “we’re there, we’re ready”.
Today is the 43rd birthday of Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero, a World Cup winner with Italy in 2006.
Juventus defender Benedikt Howedes could reportedly make his debut against Sampdoria after the international break.
Claudio Ranieri believes “the climb has begun” for Italian football, and his Nantes are “a team to be discovered”.
Giorgio Chiellini warns the odds of Italy getting past Sweden are “50-50”, and laments the loss of “real defenders”.
According to Sportitalia, Napoli have agreed a new contract with Faouzi Ghoulam worth €4m per year with €45m release clause.
Roma defender Federico Fazio intends to “make the most” of his Argentina call-up and believes Gonzalo Higuain will follow soon.
Liam Brady looked back over his time at Sampdoria, a difficult departure from Juventus, Trevor Francis and Roberto Mancini. “Those were good times.”
Mauro Icardi spilled the beans on why he left Barcelona for Sampdoria, his Inter hat-trick in the Milan Derby, favourite victims Juventus and being a ‘chav.’
Juventus tried to poach right-back Hector Bellerin from Arsenal several times over the summer, according to reports.
Andrea Pirlo sent a thank you message to football fans after hanging up his boots. “I would never have imagined” such a response.
Iker Casillas sees Gianluigi Donnarumma as the heir to Gigi Buffon, but hopes the Juventus veteran keeps playing.
Lionel Messi insists he never blocked Inter captain Mauro Icardi from the Argentina squad - “it’s a lie, I don’t run the national team”.