NEWS

Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini wants his side to use the defeat to Sampdoria as motivation for the Europa League.
Milan CEO Marco Fassone was reportedly at Milanello today, to show solidarity with Vincenzo Montella and the players.
Genoa midfielder Isaac Cofie has been hospitalised for antibiotic treatment after contracting an infection.
Lucien Favre calls Lazio “a great team” as he prepares to face them with Nice tomorrow night.
Nice Coach Lucien Favre says Italy CT Giampiero Ventura “has never called me” regarding Mario Balotelli.
Juventus reportedly tested a 4-3-3 in training this morning, but could still stick with 4-2-3-1 against Sporting CP.
Cagliari have officially confirmed that Diego Lopez has returned as Coach, replacing Massimo Rastelli.
Nice Coach Lucien Favre says Mario Balotelli is “making huge efforts to reach the required level”.
On this day 109 years ago, Milan beat Inter 2-1 in the first ever Milan derby.
Roberto Inglese insists he’s focused on Chievo and not Napoli - “I’m owned by another team, it doesn’t matter to me”.
Valencia striker Simone Zaza has been awarded La Liga’s player of the month for September.
Vincenzo Montella insists “I see a higher quality of play” from Milan - “it takes time”.
Giorgio Chiellini says Juventus and Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon “makes the difficult things look easy”.
Vincenzo Montella admits “I still have to figure out which socks go with which trousers” in his Milan team.
Napoli have confirmed that Lorenzo Insigne suffered a thigh strain during Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester City.
Patrick Cutrone insists he is not feeling the pressure at Milan after offering his backing to Coach Vincenzo Montella and ‘leader’ Leonardo Bonucci.
Roma striker Edin Dzeko says “nothing compares” to the Italian capital but admits his club “aren’t here to win the Champions League.”
Juventus are reportedly considering a swoop for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl but face stiff competition.
Sampdoria sporting director Carlo Osti has affirmed that midfielder Lucas Torreira will not be leaving the club in January.
Former Fiorentina and Villarreal star Giuseppe Rossi is reportedly being courted by Chievo, Alaves and Las Palmas.
Nigel de Jong has hinted on social media that Kaka could make a sensational return to Milan.
Inter are reportedly hopeful of having Joao Mario back for Saturday’s Serie A clash with Napol
Gianfranco Zola claims Italy not qualifying for the World Cup would “absolutely not” be a tragedy but admits they “lack quality”.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito has taken a swipe at Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain. “My loanee did better than him!”
Former Milan midfielder Massimo Ambrosini claims Inter “aren’t Scudetto material.”
Genoa winger Ricardo Centurion is being tipped by various reports to re-join Boca Juniors in January.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente reveals “I still feel an affinity with Italian football and Juventus.”
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Kevin De Bruyne already knew Napoli well thanks to fellow Belgian Dries Mertens and Manchester City were “completely different” to facing Stoke City.
Napoli ultimately were made to pay for a slow start against Manchester City, but how did they do in Football Italia’s player ratings?
Pep Guardiola called Napoli “one of the best teams in Europe and probably the best I’ve faced in my career” after Manchester City’s 2-1 win.
Maurizio Sarri would’ve rested more Napoli players against Manchester City, but the 2-1 loss shows “we can become competitive in future.”
Kalidou Koulibaly notes Napoli felt “freer” after going 2-0 down, having initially been frightened by Manchester City’s tempo.
Lorenzo Insigne was reassuring about his injury, but “we’ll see tomorrow” if he’s able to start for Napoli against Inter.
Napoli midfielder Amadou Diawara admits the penalty he scored against Manchester City was “the first goal of my career.”