NEWS

Miralem Pjanic concedes Juventus “have to play better football,” but looks denies they care more about the Champions League than Serie A.
Atalanta need a point at Goodison Park to be sure of Europa League qualification and look to Papu Gomez against Wayne Rooney’s Everton.
Milan could book their spot in the next round of the Europa League as they host Austria Vienna with Andre Silva and Patrick Cutrone in attack.
Inter defender Davide Santon said current Coach Luciano Spalletti reminds him of Jose Mourinho “in many aspects.”
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from the Europa League games Lazio-Vitesse, Everton-Atalanta and Milan-Austria Vienna.
James Pallotta assures he is always working hard for Roma, including the stadium project. “I believe we can win the Scudetto.”
Roma President James Pallotta praised Monchi and Eusebio Di Francesco, sees Lorenzo Pellegrini as the future of the club and aimed a few sideswipes his former staff.
Domenico Criscito “had direct contact with Napoli, but not just them,” confirmed the Zenit St Petersburg defender’s agent.
Former Milan and Manchester City striker Robinho has been found guilty of rape in a Milanese disco in 2013 and given a nine-year sentence.
The Lega Serie B have elected commissioner Mauro Balata to the post of new President.
Police in Liverpool confirm Atalanta fans were not involved in the mass brawl that broke out ahead of tonight’s game against Everton.
Lazio want to make it a perfect start in the Europa League as they host Vitesse with Luis Nani and Jordan Lukaku.
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and Napoli forward Dries Mertens are among the names nominated for UEFA’s Team of the Year.
Spain and Barcelona legend Xavi is “very sorry” for Gianluigi Buffon, after Italy missed out on the World Cup.
The FIFA regulations dictate that it is theoretically possible for Italy to replace Peru at the World Cup, but it’s highly unlikely.
Sami Khedira’s Juventus future is reportedly in the balance, but there’s no chance he’ll leave in January.
Claudio Ranieri is involved in a war of words with former France Coach Raymond Domenech - “I won’t listen to him about football!”
Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia says he now has “confidence in myself” after moving on loan from Inter.
Sporting director Igli Tare says Lazio want “to go to the Champions League” and “maybe win” the Europa League this year.
Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma assures the club has “a great future ahead of it”.
Francesco Totti says “it’s all down to us” when asked about Roma’s Champions League campaign, and shrugs off Italy’s World Cup failure.
Lazio have named their squad to face Vitesse tonight, with no Ciro Immobile, Felipe Caicedo or Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Kaka says he’s “always in love with Milan”, but reiterates that he has to decide whether to retire before serious discussions about becoming a director.
Davide Massa will referee Lazio-Fiorentina on Sunday evening, as the Week 14 referees are announced.
Kaka says “it’s special” to be offered a directorship role with Milan but “I still haven’t decided whether to keep playing or not”.
Inter forward Gabriel Barbosa is reportedly pushing to return to Brazil, though the club want to send him to Jiangsu Suning.
Juventus are reportedly preparing an official offer of €15m for Besiktas forward Cenk Tosun.
Reports in Italy suggest Juventus, Napoli and Roma are interested in Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian.
Everton manager David Unsworth says he’ll pick a “strong team” against Atalanta, even though they’re already out of the Europa League.
Sporting CP Coach Jorge Jesus still thinks they can reach the Champions League Last 16 as “I don’t believe Juventus will win in Athens”.
It’s expected Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini will miss this weekend’s Crotone game, as he’ll be rested ahead of Napoli.
Napoli have reportedly sold over 26,000 tickets for the clash with Juventus a week on Friday.
A mass brawl broke out in Liverpool last night, with speculation that visiting Atalanta fans were involved.
Italy have climbed above England in the latest FIFA World Rankings - despite failing to reach the World Cup.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin admits “I’m worried” by Milan’s financial situation but “we’ll see what happens”.