NEWS

Torino Coach Giampiero Ventura concedes his choices were “forced” by injuries and bans for today’s early kick-off against Siena.
Francesco Guidolin welcomes Fiorentina to the Stadio Friuli and admits he “was upset” when narrowly missing out on the Viola job.
Juventus aim to end Parma’s unbeaten home record, Milan visit giant-killers Sampdoria, Napoli face their Palermo past and Roma clash with Catania.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Olympique Lyonnais President Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed “Juventus asked us for Lisandro Lopez on loan, but we don’t like that option.”
Andrea Stramaccioni feels Inter “are rediscovering our balance” after a 2-0 victory over Pescara and explained why Antonio Cassano was so angry.
Cristiano Bergodi blasted his Pescara players after their defeat to Inter, which he claimed was “our worst performance in my time here.”
Rodrigo Palacio and Fredy Guarin secured victory over Pescara despite Inter’s injury crisis forcing them to give an 18-year-old his Serie A debut.
Stefano Pioli warns Bologna still have work to do, while Eugenio Corini rues costly errors.
Wesley Sneijder is in the stands at San Siro to watch Inter and confirmed his response to Galatasaray “will not be made by Monday.”
Left on the bench tonight against Pescara, there are shock reports that Arsenal are preparing an offer for Inter striker Diego Milito.
Inter President Massimo Moratti has given Wesley Sneijder an ultimatum after starting Galatasaray talks. “He has an alternative. Either he takes it or he’ll stay here.”
Inter hope to end their crisis, but welcome giant-killers Pescara to San Siro amid numerous injury and suspension problems with a Serie A debutant in the starting XI.
Alberto Gilardino bagged a brace as Bologna crushed Chievo 4-0 in a relegation tussle at the Dall’Ara.
Roberto Donadoni aims to keep his unbeaten home record when Parma welcome Juventus and praised Sebastian Giovinco as “a complete football player.”
Gennaro Gattuso reveals he has changed his mind on Massimiliano Allegri. “He is the only person who can lead this Milan.”
Lazio may be flying high in second place and the favourites to beat Atalanta on Sunday, but Vladimir Petkovic reminds everyone “the first two months were difficult.”
Bologna take on Chievo in a relegation dogfight to open Serie A Week 20 and there are some surprising picks.
Robinho is in the Milan squad to face Sampdoria tomorrow evening, but “unlikely to play,” while Luca Antonini and Giampaolo Pazzini miss out.
Pablo Armero could make his Napoli debut against Palermo tomorrow, as he has been named in the squad.
Juventus named their squad for Sunday’s trip to Parma, as Claudio Marchisio and Giorgio Chiellini miss out, but Stephan Lichtsteiner returns.
Walter Mazzarri agrees with Antonio Conte that being disliked “is a compliment” and warns Napoli not to underestimate Sunday’s opponents Palermo.
Massimiliano Allegri is not concerned by Milan’s latest downturn in form and Coppa Italia exit, but demands improvements against Sampdoria tomorrow night.
Galatasaray have released a statement confirming “Wesley Sneijder has agreed on the transfer and discussions are ongoing with the player.”
As expected, Napoli have officially signed Emanuele Calaiò, while Siena loaned Matias Martinez to Argentinos Juniors and Cagliari released Rui Sampaio.
Zdenek Zeman assures his men will recover from their defeat to Napoli. “We’ll go to Catania to play and show that we are Roma.”
Italy Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia has named his squad for the planned Azzurrini get-together.
Turkish media claim Wesley Sneijder has already signed his contract with Galatasaray, but Italian reports suggest he’s still making up his mind.
Vincenzo Montella is confident Fiorentina will react to their recent upset when facing Udinese, then reveals he’d “love to work with” Frank Lampard and Antonio Di Natale.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is out of Roma’s trip to Catania, but Marquinhos, Francesco Totti and Leandro Castan have shaken off fitness problems.
There are reports Milan have identified Parma Coach Roberto Donadoni as the natural successor to Massimiliano Allegri.
Antonio Conte admits Parma will be tough for Juventus to crack and insists Claudio Marchisio’s “antipathy” towards Napoli was a compliment.
Andrea Dossena has completed his move to Palermo and could well start against his former club Napoli on Sunday. “If I score, I’ll burst out laughing!”
Juventus Coach Antonio Conte has been suggested as a potential successor to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
Arsenal are said to be targeting versatile Milan man Urby Emanuelson for the January transfer window.

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