What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Sao Paulo open to Gabigol
While Santos are refusing to pay any of Gabriel Barbosa’s wages during a loan, Sao Paulo and Flamengo are better options for Inter.
Mirabelli: 'Meet Donnarumma demands'
Massimiliano Mirabelli referred to agent Mino Raiola as “the rot” and warned “anyone who wants Gianluigi Donnarumma must meet our demands.”
Gattuso: 'Donnarumma not a monster'
Gennaro Gattuso begged Milan fans to go easy on Gianluigi Donnarumma after vicious insults over his contract situation. “He doesn’t deserve this.”
Pecchia: 'Expected different performance'
Fabio Pecchia “expected a different performance” from his Verona side against Milan and hopes they learn from it for Sunday.
Cutrone: 'Derby needs no introduction'
Patrick Cutrone saw a deserved 3-0 win over Hellas Verona and the Coppa Italia Quarter-Final against Inter “needs no introduction.”
Coppa: Milan crush Hellas Verona
Milan will play a special Coppa Italia Quarter-Final derby against Inter on December 27 after disposing of Hellas Verona 3-0.
Joao Mario for Mkhitaryan
Inter are increasingly eager to exchange Joao Mario with Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan in January.
Santos: 'We won't pay for Gabigol'
Santos President Jose Carlos Peres confirms they will only take Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa back if Inter pay his wages. “We don’t want to spend anything.”
Giampaolo: 'Samp need intensity'
Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo had “doubts on the penalties” that allowed Fiorentina to win their Coppa Italia tie 3-2.
Pioli: 'A strange game'
Stefano Pioli saw “a strange game” as Fiorentina beat Sampdoria 3-2 in the Coppa Italia and outlined where his squad can improve.
Milan ultras insult Donnarumma
Milan fans are hurling abuse at Gianluigi Donnarumma ahead of tonight’s Coppa Italia game with Verona following transfer speculation.
Calabria: 'Milan can go all the way'
Davide Calabria said Milan “want to go all the way again” in the Coppa Italia, starting with Hellas Verona this evening.
Vieira: 'I'd love to work in Italy'
New York City FC tactician Patrick Vieira watched Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli train and said he’d love to work in Italy. “There’s passion for football.”
Milan rely on Andre Silva and Patrick Cutrone against Moise Kean’s Hellas Verona in the Coppa Italia Round of 16, hoping to face Inter.
Astori: 'A battle with Sampdoria'
Davide Astori concedes “it was a battle” as Fiorentina pushed past Sampdoria 3-2 to set up a Coppa Italia Quarter-Final tie with Lazio or Cittadella.
Coppa: Fiorentina squeeze past Samp
Fiorentina were pegged back twice by Sampdoria, but a late Jordan Veretout penalty sealed the 3-2 win in the Coppa Italia Round of 16.
Antei has Achilles Tendon surgery
Benevento defender Luca Antei has undergone surgery to correct an Achilles Tendon issue.
Udinese: 'No Jankto sale'
Udinese warn Jakub Jankto “will not be moving anywhere in January,” despite interest from Milan, Juventus, Inter, Arsenal and Everton.
Napoli discuss new Allan deal
Napoli midfielder Allan is in negotiations to extend his contract to 2021 with improved salary worth €2.1m plus bonuses.
Politano swap with Cengiz Under
Roma could send Cengiz Under to Sassuolo in January in exchange for Matteo Politano, who grew up in the Giallorossi youth system.
Stadio della Roma starts in March?
Building work could begin on the Stadio della Roma in March 2018, said the Urban Planner for Rome, “if we do very, very well.”
Sturaro apologises for fan insults
Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro has apologised after insulting a 12-year-old Neapolitan fan during a social media row.
‘Agent felt Skriniar was worth €8m’
Sampdoria’s lawyer claims Milan Skriniar’s agent tried to convince the club into selling Milan Skriniar for €8m, a figure that “couldn’t be refused”.
One-match ban for Immobile
Serie A has officially given Ciro Immobile a one-match ban for his headbutt during Lazio’s 3-1 defeat to Torino on Monday.
Fiorentina and Sampdoria both shuffle their packs for this evening's Coppa Italia last-16 clash at the Artemio Franchi.
Inzaghi: ‘Injustices’ fire Lazio up
Simone Inzaghi says the ‘injustices’ allegedly suffered by Lazio in their last four Serie A games will fire them up against Cittadella in the Coppa Italia.
Inter’s bond offer ‘scratches heads’
Inter’s proposed bond offering to raise €300m reportedly left some investors “scratching their heads” - but is expected to go through this week.
Monchi: Moreno going nowhere
Monchi assures “there’s no chance” of Hector Moreno leaving Roma in January and hopes Sevilla join the Giallorossi in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Batistuta ‘wanted legs amputated’
Calcio icon Gabriel Batistuta has revealed the sheer extent of his post-retirement hell. “I thought about getting my legs amputated.”
ADL: Fans should be happy
Aurelio De Laurentiis believes Napoli fans should be “happy and content” with the club’s general performance under him.
Batistuta: Fazio one of the best
Serie A legend Gabriel Batistuta has ranked Roma’s Federico Fazio as one of the best defenders in the world.
‘Cannavaro as Napoli boss one day’
Fabio Cannavaro’s agent has admitted that “I see him coaching Napoli, but not for another five or six years.”
Borriello: I’m staying at SPAL
Marco Borriello has confirmed that he will stay at SPAL after apologising for his sarcastic applause to supporters.
Inter recount ‘Hintermann Curse’
Inter’s official website has recounted the story of the ‘Hintermann Curse’ which some say stopped Milan winning the Scudetto for 44 years.
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