NEWS

Udinese starlet Luis Muriel has revealed he will be “more or less off the field for two months” after a consultation for his hip problem.
Daniele Bonera criticised former teammate Antonio Cassano for his attack on Milan after joining Inter. “That’s just what he’s like.”
Sources have suggested Fiorentina “promised” Stevan Jovetic will be sold to Manchester City next summer for €30m.
It’s reported that Napoli have already proposed a three-year contract extension to Walter Mazzarri, but the Coach is considering his options.
Pippo Inzaghi has given his blessing to new Milan striker Giampaolo Pazzini. “He will be my heir and can score 20 goals this season.”
Juventus are reportedly gearing up their third attempt to sign Didier Drogba in January, while Fernando Llorente also remains a target.
Genoa are taking their case to FIFA as Independiente insist no payment has been received for Julian Velazquez.
Daniele De Rossi will undergo tests on the thigh injury he picked up on international duty, but early reports suggest he could be out for a month.
Napoli defender Paolo Cannavaro’s agent claims he would’ve been playing for Italy this week if he had “a different surname.”
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini has warned he is “disappointed by the criticism, so I am seeking a successor” to run the club.
Cagliari’s stadium woes continue, as the WWF accuses the new Is Arenas of “disturbing the local fauna.”
Andrea Barzagli made tactical considerations after Italy’s 2-2 draw with Bulgaria. “We did not play the game we wanted to.”
Gigi Buffon praised Bulgaria and admitted to a mistake on the opening goal after Italy’s 2-2 draw in Sofia.
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Christian Maggio gave himself “6 out of 10” for his performance in Italy’s 2-2 draw with Bulgaria.
Daniele De Rossi will be sent home after limping off with a thigh injury in Italy’s 2-2 draw with Bulgaria.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo broke his Italy duck with a brace in Bulgaria, but could not be entirely happy with the 2-2 draw.
Cesare Prandelli admits “a point is valuable” in Bulgaria after the World Cup qualifying campaign opened with a 2-2 draw.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo scored a brace, but Italy were chaotic and confused in the 2-2 opening World Cup qualifier in Bulgaria.
Coach Gigi Di Biagio has named his Italy Under-20 squad for the Four Nations Tournament, including Cristian Battocchio and Nicola Leali.
Catania have officially extended Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez’s contract until 2016, ending transfer speculation.
Fiorentina hammered Al Nasr 4-0 with Luca Toni on target against his former club, but Coach Walter Zenga had harsh words for the striker.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi reportedly told Inter fans “you will regret” signing Antonio Cassano. “He won’t take long to cause chaos in the locker room.”
Italy return to the 3-5-2 system for tonight’s opening World Cup qualifier in Bulgaria, fielding Daniele De Rossi, Sebastian Giovinco and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.
Fabio Grosso could join fellow 2006 World Cup winner Alessandro Del Piero in the Australian A-League.
The Mayor of Naples has suggested “sabotage” could be behind the disastrous state of the Stadio San Paolo pitch.
Sampdoria have suggested an audacious solution to the financial crisis in Italian football: “No relegations for three or four years.”
After Christian Vieri won €1m compensation for Inter wiretapping his phone calls, Luciano Moggi announces he’ll demand even more.
Napoli’s chief medic has revealed the key to their success in avoiding injuries: “No sex for two days before a game.”
Ze Eduardo had secured a deal with Milan when all of a sudden it collapsed and he joined Siena instead. “I wouldn’t go through an audition. I have dignity...”
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete insists “there is no reason to have a rapport of conflict with Juventus.”
Arrigo Sacchi is to chair a meeting at Coverciano this month with youth Coaches to improve the standard of Primavera football on the peninsula.
Former Genoa boss Claudio Onofri believes that new Palermo signing Paulo Dybala can become one of the leading stars in Serie A.
Lazio striker Mauro Zarate turned down the chance to join Turkish club Besiktas in the summer.
Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic has confirmed that he is 100 per cent fit after missing the Giallorossi's defeat of Inter last weekend.

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