UDINESE NEWS

Udinese Coach Andrea Stramaccioni believes that tomorrow’s opponents Roma are the best team in Italy.
Rudi Garcia says Kevin Strootman will be like a new signing for Roma in the second half of the season, and warns Mattia Destro is not for sale.
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia warns Roma’s road to the Scudetto is a long one, but believes his players have what it takes.
Sampdoria are still in talks over Luis Muriel and have raised their offer to €10m, though Udinese still demand €15m.
Sampdoria are on the verge of signing Udinese and Colombia forward Luis Muriel for €15m.
Olympiacos, Udinese, Torino and Newcastle United have approached Milan for M’Baye Niang.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Francesco Totti and Mattia Destro are all in doubt for Roma’s game with Udinese on Tuesday.
Udinese and Roma will have both appreciated the timing of the Winter break ahead of their return to Serie A duties.
Genoa could be set to rival city neighbours Sampdoria for the signature of Udinese’s Luis Muriel, according to reports.
Udinese Coach Andrea Stramaccioni says he doesn’t believe Luis Muriel will leave the Friuli side in January.
Udinese forward Luis Muriel told papers in Colombia that he is “very close to Sampdoria, they are an ideal destination.”
Serie A is closed for business until 2015, but when it resumes there will be 11 players suspended.
With several top performances over the weekend when the top three returned to normality, Dave Taylor selects his best XI in matchday 16.
Antonio Di Natale explains why he committed his career to Udinese, snubbed Napoli and is targeting Roberto Baggio.
Roma are reportedly trying to talk the Ivory Coast and Mali into releasing Gervinho and Seydou Keita for the game with Udinese.
Andrea Stramaccioni hailed Udinese for holding out with 10 men in a 2-2 draw at Sampdoria.
Sinisa Mihajlovic felt Sampdoria’s 2-2 draw with Udinese was a fair result. “At least the fans enjoyed themselves.”
Manolo Gabbiadini was asked if he’d scored his last goal for Sampdoria before a move to Napoli. “Maybe, maybe not.”
Empoli pegged back Fiorentina in the high-octane Tuscan Derby, Udinese held Sampdoria 2-2, Atalanta fought back for 3-3 with Palermo and Torino sank Genoa.
Udinese surprisingly drop Antonio Di Natale and Manolo Gabbiadini starts possibly his last Sampdoria game.