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Eugenio Corini is confident in his ability to keep Palermo up ahead of his first training session but admits “I still haven’t met” Maurizio Zamparini.
Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain says scoring goals is like “ketchup” but may not have had the opportunity as his mother is why “I’m here today”.
The agent of Milan Badelj has refused to rule out Roma as a destination for the midfielder but will only speak to them with Fiorentina’s blessing.
Stefano Pioli warns Lionel Messi is “a dangerous dream” for Inter, who are “not afraid” of Friday’s Serie A opponents Napoli.
Luiz Gustavo confirms Wolfsburg rejected offers from Juventus and Inter for his services over the summer but admits “I wanted a new challenge”.
Wojciech Szczesny has warned Juventus that Roma are gunning for their first Scudetto since 2001, although this weekend’s Roman derby comes first.
Juventus and Inter are reportedly keeping tabs on Moussa Sissoko, who is currently out of the first-team picture at Tottenham Hotspur.
Gonzalo Higuain will not “forget” Napoli for the role they played in his career – but mentioned only “the squad, Coach and fans” and not Aurelio De Laurentiis.
Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain insists criticism of his weight did not bother him, despite being “slaughtered” over the summer about the issue.
Sampdoria sporting director Carlo Osti is expecting a quiet January for the Blucerchiati as Luis Muriel “is shining in his own light”.
The agent of Gonzalo Rodriguez claims the defender is “really disappointed” in Fiorentina, who “have lost priority” to other “interesting” clubs.
Milan will reportedly be unable to do any business in January due to bureaucracy issues stemming from their Chinese takeover.
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Patrik Schick hit a double, as Sampdoria crushed Cagliari to set up a Coppa Italia Last 16 tie with Roma.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini claims Roberto De Zerbi wanted to be sacked, so he’ll try to break his contract for “gross misconduct”.
Tonight’s Coppa Italia defeat to Spezia may have been the last straw for Palermo Coach Roberto De Zerbi, with reports Eugenio Corini will replace him.
Gabriel Paletta explains he was “determined” to stay at Milan and “play for my chances” this summer.
Atalanta set up a Last 16 clash with Juventus, easing to a 3-0 win over Pescara in the Coppa Italia.
World Cup-winner Luca Toni has officially qualified as a sporting director, having passed his FIGC exam.
Sassuolo’s injury problems continue to mount, as it’s confirmed that Matteo Politano has a sprained ankle.
Roma chief executive Umberto Gandini assures fixing the barrier problem at Stadio Olimpico is “very important to us”.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio defends barriers at Stadio Olimpico - “if a fan wants to go to the stadium, they go”.
Palermo were knocked out of the Coppa Italia by Serie B side Spezia, piling the pressure on Coach Roberto De Zerbi.
Reports suggest Gonzalo Rodriguez’s contract troubles with Fiorentina have alerted Milan, who could make a move in January.
Roma winger Mohamed Salah is a doubt for Sunday’s Rome derby, with reports he picked up an ankle injury in training today.
Keita Balde Diao missed Lazio training today - but it turns out he was delayed in Barcelona by a missed plane.
Carlos Bacca’s agent decries “stupid” Napoli rumours, and assures his client “is very happy at Milan”.
Sassuolo’s director general Giovanni Carnevali insists “no official offer” from Napoli for Gregoire Defrel, but bids have come from England and Spain.
Sami Khedira concludes “sometimes you need setbacks” after Juventus were beaten by Genoa on Sunday.
Gian Piero Gasperini expects to find an “angry” Juventus when Atalanta go to Turin on Saturday night.
Davide Calabria is still suffering with an ankle injury, but Milan have confirmed the defender doesn’t need surgery.
Fininvest is requesting the full list of potential investors in Milan before accepting a delay, according to reports.
Maurizio Sarri reportedly warned his Napoli players they must be “more ruthless” in a 45-minute meeting at Castel Volturno yesterday.
The agent of Fiorentina Captain Gonzalo Rodriguez has stated that the two parties have failed to reach an agreement on a contract renewal.
Torino striker Maxi Lopez left before being interviewed by Rai Sport after his side's Coppa Italia win last night because he was ‘too cold’.

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