NEWS

Zdenek Zeman predicts Napoli will beat Juventus “because they play my football, with my mentality”.
Marcello Lippi says Juventus-Napoli “won’t be decisive” but “a win would mean more for the Neapolitans”.
Franck Ribery could be fit to face Juventus, as he returned to Bayern Munich training today.
Leonardo Pavoletti is expected to be out for around six weeks, after Genoa announced a grade two hamstring injury.
Fernando Llorente recalls his “positive” experience with Juventus, but says “tactical rigour is predominant” in Italian football.
Eder says Inter “still believe” in the Scudetto, and insists they “did well” in the draw with Verona.
Former Coach Gigi Simoni says Napoli “must always be positive, whatever happens” to win the Scudetto.
Robert Lewandowski’s agent says Bayern Munich are the “perfect club”, denying rumours of a move to Real Madrid, Juventus or Paris Saint-Germain.
Hull City’s Abel Hernandez wants to end his career at Palermo, and would return to Italy now for “Juventus, Napoli or Inter”.
Cesare Prandelli believes Napoli would have have a “serious claim on the Scudetto” if they beat Juventus.
Lazio have confirmed that Dusan Basta has suffered a first-grade lesion of his left hamstring.
Rijeka general manager Vlado Cohar announces Ivan Vargic will join “great club” Lazio this summer.
Nikola Kalinic's agent believes Fiorentina have “everything it takes” to finish third this season.
Kalidou Koulibaly’s agent says his client has “admirers”, and thanks Napoli fans for their solidarity.
Marek Hamsik expects a “beautiful evening” when Juventus and Napoli meet in Turin on Saturday.
Renzo Ulivieri, President of the Italian Coaches’ association says Coaches won’t criticise referees anymore.
Beijing Gouan are reportedly ready to raise their offer for Luiz Adriano, after Milan rejected their €10m bid.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio says Juventus-Napoli can “represent Italy” and generate foreign interest.
Milan have announced that Juraj Kucka will be out for at least a week with a hamstring injury.
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Antonio Conte says ‘Italy can’t wait, we need Marco Verratti to be a leader right away.’
World Cup final referee Nicola Rizzoli says ‘the referee of Juventus-Napoli has been preparing for some time.’
Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti says Juventus’ clash with Napoli on Saturday will be ‘the highest expression of our football’.
Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio says ‘we’re very calm’ and ‘only one point from the Champions League’.
Adriano Galliani thinks ‘Milan can reach the Champions League’ but says drawing with Udinese was ‘a shame’.
Inter’s Eder ‘preferred Serie A’ says Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri, who believes there’s ‘no favourite’ between Juventus and Napoli on Saturday.
Claudio Ranieri says he asked his Leicester players to be ‘desperate like last season’ and denies that he was 24th choice for the job.
English reports say that Roma have decided against making Wojciech Szczesny’s move from Arsenal permanent.
Fiorentina will reportedly hold clear-the-air talks with Coach Paulo Sousa after tension following a disappointing January transfer window.
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni says the club are ‘making progress’ but need to ‘win without worrying about other teams’ results.’
Reports say Walter Sabatini will stay on as Roma sporting director at the end of the season despite rumours of an exit.
Coach Giampiero Ventura’s summer exit from Torino is inevitable after a disappointing season, say reports.
Giorgio Chiellini’s injury could reportedly see him miss crucial Juventus fixtures against Napoli and Bayern Munich.
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Kalidou Koulibaly thanked Napoli fans for “an unforgettable moment” as they showed solidarity after he was racially abused.

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