NEWS

Giampaolo Pazzini has thanked the Inter supporters for their positive messages during his dry spell in front of goal.
Ezequiel Lavezzi has insisted that his Napoli side can still improve after reaching the last 16 of the Champions League.
Lorik Cana is being paired with a return to former club Marseille as he struggles for regular playing time at Lazio.
Inter could start with 20-year-old Marco Faraoni against Fiorentina after Cristian Chivu picked up an injury.
It is only a matter of time before Marek Hamsik signs a new contract at Napoli, the player’s agent has confirmed.
Atalanta’s Ezequiel Schelotto is unfazed by the fact that his name is again circulating in the transfer rumour mill. “I’m used to it.”
Napoli’s Goran Pandev says he’d love the opportunity to progress and eventually face Inter in the Champions League this season.
Inter chief Massimo Moratti has no regrets about missing out on Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez. “He was too expensive.”
Daniele De Rossi has conceded that it would take something extraordinary to see Roma finish in the top three this season.
Genoa boss Alberto Malesani has decisions to make in defence this weekend after losing three centre-backs.
Roma boss Luis Enrique’s defensive headache is turning into a migraine ahead of the game against Juventus.
Juventus reportedly sent a scout to watch Fernando in action during Porto’s midweek game against Zenit St Petersburg.
Marseille have become the latest club to be associated with unhappy Milan striker Pippo Inzaghi.
Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has revealed that he was once contacted by Juventus – the club he’ll look to deny on Monday.
New boy Miralem Pjanic has wasted no time in impressing Roma senators Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi.
There is some good and bad news on the injury front for Milan ahead of Sunday’s game against Bologna at the Dall’Ara.
Palermo and Cagliari will take each other on in the January transfer market for Frederik Sorensen of Juventus.
Juventus boss Antonio Conte will make changes to his preferred starting XI when the Old Lady host Bologna in the Coppa Italia on Thursday.
Italy have been given a Euro 2012 boost by the agent of the currently injured Giuseppe Rossi.
Esteban Cambiasso insists that Inter could easily have won – rather than lost – to CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Javier Zanetti admits he was “surprised” at the two Manchester clubs going out. “Now we hope for a good draw.”
Edinson Cavani expressed his relief at qualification, while Salvatore Aronica expects a ban after being punched by Gonzalo Rodriguez.
Roberto Mancini concedes “the game in Naples did it” for Manchester City’s failure to qualify from their Champions League group.
Gokhan Inler knows he “wrote Napoli history” tonight with his goal to break the deadlock at Villarreal.
Marek Hamsik reveals it was “like playing at home” when he scored in Spain to send Napoli through and the pledge he made.
Aurelio De Laurentiis reveals he was “soaked” during a dramatic Champions League night for Napoli.
Claudio Ranieri maintains Inter put in a good performance despite their defeat to CSKA Moscow. “Luck is against us, we just have to wait.”
Ezequiel Lavezzi believes tonight’s victory over Villarreal represents “the step up in quality” for Napoli.
It was a shock evening in the Champions League, as both Manchester City and Manchester United crashed out of the competition.
Inter ended the Champions League group phase with a 2-1 home defeat to CSKA Moscow after terrible defending on set plays.
Napoli are through to the Champions League last 16 after beating Villarreal 2-0 with Gokhan Inler and Marek Hamsik!
There were reports Carlos Tevez could seal his move to Milan tonight, but his agents warn “it remains difficult to strike a deal with Manchester City.”
Napoli have the Three Tenors to take on a weakened Villarreal as they fight to reach the last 16 of the Champions League.
Inter have fielded a solid team for the final game against CSKA Moscow, aware top spot in the Champions League group is secure.

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