Inter to up Shaqiri offer
Inter director Marco Fassone is due to meet Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge today, to possibly raise their offer to secure Xherdan Shaqiri.
Juventus eye Souici bid
Juventus have set their sights on the highly sought-after Rayan Souici of Saint-Etienne, despite great interest from the Premier League.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Buffon: 'Juve arrogant and fearful'
Gigi Buffon said Juventus suffer from a combination of “arrogance and fear at the first sign of difficulty.”
Allegri: 'Juve lost heads'
Max Allegri admits Juventus “lost our heads” in the second half and risked defeat to Inter, but is not worried by Roma.
Mancini: 'Inter point not enough'
Roberto Mancini “could not be happy” with Inter’s point at Juventus, as he wanted the victory, but seemed confident on Xherdan Shaqiri.
Icardi forgives Osvaldo for row
Mauro Icardi admits “I got it wrong” in his furious on-field row with Inter teammate Daniel Osvaldo against Juventus.
Icardi stalls Juve in Derby d'Italia
Mauro Icardi wiped out a Carlos Tevez goal in the high-intensity Derby d’Italia as 10-man Inter held Juventus 1-1.
Mandorlini: 'A good point'
Andrea Mandorlini said Verona should be pleased with “a good point in a difficult stadium” at Empoli.
Di Carlo: 'Cesena let heads drop'
Mimmo Di Carlo slammed his Cesena players for letting their “heads drop” in a 4-1 defeat to Napoli.
Marotta: 'Sneijder on our terms'
Beppe Marotta revealed Wesley Sneijder wants to join Juventus, but they’ll only buy him from Galatasaray “on our terms.”
Marotta: 'Roma forget errors'
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta blasted Rudi Garcia for “forgetting” the incidents that went Roma’s way.
Benitez: 'Napoli in control'
Rafa Benitez was pleased with the Napoli performance in Cesena and discussed introducing Manolo Gabbiadini.
Suso agent confirms Milan deal
Suso’s agent confirms “we have a four-year deal with Milan” and the Liverpool winger could “possibly” join in January.
Ausilio: 'Podolski move started early'
Inter director Piero Ausilio explained the Lukas Podolski swoop “started earlier than people think” and wants heart against Juventus.
Lukas Podolski is on the Inter bench, as Hernanes, Mateo Kovacic and Mauro Icardi face Juventus in the Derby d’Italia.
Tevez: 'Not a battle with Mancini'
Carlos Tevez said tonight’s Derby d’Italia is “a classic between Juventus and Inter, not me and Roberto Mancini.”
Inter-Liverpool duel for Shaqiri
While Liverpool continue to push for Xherdan Shaqiri, it’s reported Inter have flown out for Bayern Munich talks. "He is a target."
Higuain's Napoli crush Cesena
Gonzalo Higuain struck twice for Napoli’s comfortable 4-1 win at Cesena, keeping them level with Lazio in third place.
Maran: 'Chievo pinned Torino back'
Rolando Maran insists Chievo “tried from start to finish to pin Torino back” in a goalless draw.
Sarri: 'Empoli must take chances'
Maurizio Sarri is frustrated by Empoli’s 0-0 stalemate with Verona. “We don’t make the most of our chances.”
Ventura: 'Toro emergency'
Giampiero Ventura said Torino can be content with a draw at Chievo considering “we were in an emergency situation.”
Colantuono: 'No Atalanta regrets'
Stefano Colantuono has “no regrets” after Atalanta threw away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at Genoa.
Gasp admired Genoa comeback
Gian Piero Gasperini tried to “look on the bright side” of Genoa’s 2-2 draw with Atalanta. “I liked the comeback.”
Iachini: 'Palermo kept same spirit'
Palermo continued their amazing form by destroying Cagliari 5-0 and Beppe Iachini admits “we kept the same spirit.”
Donadoni: 'Parma gave everything'
Roberto Donadoni said Parma “gave all they had” for the victory over Fiorentina and now await reinforcements.
Zola: 'Cagliari learn from 5-0'
Gianfranco Zola has told Cagliari to “take this defeat as a lesson” after they were thrashed 5-0 at Palermo.
Inzaghi: 'Not the usual Milan'
Pippo Inzaghi admits “this wasn’t the usual Milan” that fumbled a lead to lose at San Siro to Sassuolo.
Montella: 'Gomez has lost his way'
Vincenzo Montella said Mario Gomez “has lost his way” and Norberto Neto is “unreliable” after Fiorentina’s defeat at Parma.
Di Francesco: 'Daring Sassuolo'
Eusebio Di Francesco thought Sassuolo’s “daring” attitude paid off in a shock 2-1 victory over Milan at San Siro.
Wk17: Milan and Fiorentina shockers
Sassuolo conquered San Siro to shock Milan, while nine-man Fiorentina fell to bottom club Parma. Palermo wrecked Gianfranco Zola’s Cagliari debut.
Napoli ended 2014 with the Italian Super Cup win over Juventus and now resume the race for third away to Cesena.
Udinese: 'Roma pressure referees'
Udinese patron Giampaolo Pozzo accused Rudi Garcia of “reaping the rewards of his pressure on referees.”
Strama: 'Why was official over-ruled?'
Andrea Stramaccioni was livid after Udinese’s defeat to Roma. “What is the goal-line referee actually for?”
Garcia: 'Ref has final say'
Rudi Garcia backed goal-line technology, but maintains Roma’s victory over Udinese was not so controversial.
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