NEWS

Carpi retain their leadership after difficult draw with high-flying Lanciano, while Avellino sank nine-man Bologna.
Giuseppe Rossi is “optimistic” for his return from injury and Fiorentina’s chances of clinching third in Serie A.
Daniel Osvaldo hopes to remain at Inter after his loan from Southampton expires and “will punish” Celtic in the Europa League.
Fiorentina players were stunned by a series of earthquakes, but Sunday’s game with Empoli is not currently at risk.
Atalanta have officially bought the remaining 50 per cent of Davide Zappacosta’s contract from Avellino.
Parma director general Pietro Leonardi admits “the team has suffered” during extended takeover talks, but can now focus.
Parma have finally completed the sale to Russian-Cypriot Dastraso Holding Ltd with Fabio Giordano as temporary President.
There are reports Stephan Lichtsteiner has agreed a contract extension with Juventus to 2017.
Antonio Conte will have his Italy get-together from February 9 to 11, but clubs are not “obliged” to release players.
The agent of Hull City and Southampton man Gaston Ramirez confirms he’s “close” to a Serie A return, in talks with two clubs.
Sampdoria Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic’s two-round Coppa Italia touchline ban has been halved on appeal.
Max Allegri assured Napoli “are not hungrier” than Juventus for Monday’s Italian Super Cup clash.
Parma look as if they have finally completed the sale to new investors, but a Press conference is postponed.
Carlos Tevez doesn’t believe Gonzalo Higuain’s star has waned as Juventus face Napoli in the Super Cup on Monday.
Rudi Garcia will be on the bench for Roma-Milan after his ban was suspended, while Jose Holebas saw his ban revoked.
Giuseppe Sannino has resigned as Coach of Serie B side Catania just months after doing the same at Watford.
Roma’s director general Mauro Baldissoni believes Rudi Garcia’s suspension will be lifted after the steward involved partially retracted his statement.
Samir Handanovic believes Inter can still finish third and qualify for next season’s Champions League, and discusses his penalty record.
Cesena Coach Domenico Di Carlo has called on his side to improve when they visit Sassuolo tomorrow.
Roma have announced the squad which will take on Milan in the capital tomorrow night.
The agent of Milan midfielder Michael Essien says his client will not leave the Rossoneri in January.
Silvio Berlusconi has paid his weekly visit to Milanello, and has told Milan’s players they are stronger than Roma.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero says Mario Balotelli would calm down were he to play for the Blucerchiati.
Pietro Doca says he may attend today’s Tardini Press conference after all, but as Parma’s Vice-President and only if a deal is completed in time.
Fernando Torres is in the Milan squad which will travel to face Roma tomorrow night, after recovering from flu.
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia says more must be done to protect players, staff and officials in Italian football.
Rudi Garcia insists Roma want to do well in the Europa League - but admits Serie A is his priority.
Rudi Garcia says he’ll give his all to clear his name after a row with a steward, warning ‘the more they bother us, the harder we will fight’.
Referee Paolo Valeri has been designated to officiate the Supercoppa Italiana between Juventus and Napoli, as the AIA announce the officials for Week 16.
Milan have apparently offered Giampaolo Pazzini to Premier League club Crystal Palace, so as to avoid reinforcing a Serie A rival.
Juventus are reportedly unwilling to release players for Antonio Conte’s Italy training camps, and it could result in the England game being moved.
As Norberto Neto continues to delay on a new contract, Fiorentina are apparently considering Salvador Ichazo as a possible alternative.
Stephan El Shaarawy’s agent denies that clubs have been in touch and says the Milan player won't move ‘unless there is a sensational offer’.
Marco Fassone reiterates that stadium plans are being considered, and says Inter ‘will fully respect’ Financial Fair Play this January.
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia will be at the Federal Court this afternoon to appeal his two-match suspension for an altercation with a steward.

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