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Vincenzo Montella is “very proud” of his Fiorentina side and the arrival of Giuseppe Rossi, but warns against Pescara’s counter-attacks.
Francesco Guidolin fires up Udinese to welcome Inter in the early kick-off, but insists he is “proud” of his career compared to young prodigy Andrea Stramaccioni.
Siena visit San Siro this afternoon and new Coach Beppe Iachini demands the elimination of “dips in concentration that cost us against Napoli.”
Inter visit Udinese in the lunchtime kick-off, while Juventus welcome Sampdoria and this evening there’s a scorching Napoli-Roma.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Cagliari ended their defeat to Lazio with nine men after a contentious penalty, but director Francesco Marroccu insisted “we respect the referee’s decision.”
Vladimir Petkovic believes the fightback to beat Cagliari was “a show of character” from Lazio.
Lazio fought back to secure second spot with a controversial 2-1 win over nine-man Cagliari, as there were doubts over the decisive penalty.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito commented on their links with Frank Lampard. “When we look for a player, we usually get him…”
It ended goalless, but both Rolando Maran and Giampiero Ventura have regrets in Sicily.
Lazio will match a Scudetto-winning club record if they beat Cagliari tonight, so rely on Miroslav Klose.
Catania played almost the entire game with 10 men after Francesco Lodi’s dismissal and missed a penalty, but still held Torino 0-0.
Genoa striker Ciro Immobile went to hospital for tests after suffering head trauma during a training ground accident.
On Sunday afternoon clubs including Milan and Udinese will have anti-racism messages before their games.
Milan are forced to use Mattia De Sciglio in central defence after losing Mario Yepes, Daniele Bonera, Philippe Mexes and Robinho.
The first Serie A match of 2013 kicks off at 17.00 GMT as Catania welcome Torino.
Feyenoord have officially bought Graziano Pellè from Parma, making his loan into a permanent transfer.
Walter Mazzarri feels the Christmas break “did Napoli good” ahead of tomorrow night’s Derby del Sud against Roma.
Giuseppe Rossi passed his medical to complete a transfer to Fiorentina. “Bringing him back to Serie A is a gift for all of Italian football,” said Andrea Della Valle.
Serie B side Spezia have officially sacked Coach Michele Serena to bring in Gianluca Atzori.
Udinese midfielder Pablo Armero is “99 per cent” sure of becoming a Napoli player on Monday, said his agent.
Federico Peluso could make his Juventus debut against Sampdoria on Sunday, but Kwadwo Asamoah has left for African Cup of Nations duty.
Massimiliano Allegri tried to focus Milan on Siena, but instead had to reassure “Robinho and Ignazio Abate are staying with us.”
Tommaso Rocchi has been presented to the media and could make his Inter debut tomorrow. “I want to prove the doubters wrong.”
Zdenek Zeman prepares for tomorrow night’s showdown with Napoli and hopes to ride the wave of enthusiasm, although “Roma have to improve.”
Kevin-Prince Boateng is so shaken by the racist insults he received during a friendly that he confessed “I’ll meet my agent next week and see if there’s still a point to playing in Italy.”
As expected, Udinese have officially signed Alexander Merkel and Masahadu Alhassan from Genoa.
Tommaso Rocchi could make his Inter debut on Sunday, as he is included in the squad for the lunchtime kick-off against Udinese.
Didier Drogba’s agents have suggested “he has a lot of possibilities to arrive in Italy in January” for Milan or Juventus.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo and Francesco Totti took part in full training today and are in the Roma squad for tomorrow night’s trip to Napoli.
It’s reported that Santos and Atletico Mineiro have pulled out of talks for Robinho, as they cannot meet the €10m price-tag set by Milan.
Japanese international Yuto Nagatomo has officially signed a contract extension holding him to Inter until June 2016.
Juventus are back in action tomorrow against Sampdoria and Antonio Conte is targeting history. “Doing the Double means we are building something truly important.”
There are surprise reports that Luciano Spalletti’s Zenit have made a €10m offer for Milan full-back Ignazio Abate.
Cagliari face a tricky trip to Lazio this evening and Ivo Pulga admits he has an injury crisis after losing Mauricio Pinilla and Lorenzo Ariaudo.

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