Serie A Team of Week 22
Following a big weekend for smaller clubs with some sensational performances, Dave Taylor picks his best XI.
Platt: Balotelli staying at City
Manchester City will not be selling Mario Balotelli to Milan this week, says former Serie A midfielder David Platt.
Muriel keeping feet on ground
Udinese striker Luis Muriel is cooling expectations that he is on the way to becoming one of the world’s best.
Pirlo expected glory at Juventus
Andrea Pirlo says he was convinced that he could pick up more honours after leaving Milan for Juventus in 2011.
Nocerino blocks Milan exit
Antonio Nocerino says he is happy at Milan amidst reports that Napoli are interested in the midfielder.
Drogba set for Galatasaray
Galatasaray have confirmed that they are in talks to sign Didier Drogba – a striker who had been linked with Juventus and Milan this month.
Dal Canto in at Vicenza
Alessandro Dal Canto is the new Coach of Vicenza after the Serie B outfit axed Roberto Breda.
More Juve tests for Anelka
Nicolas Anelka is getting closer to joining Juventus as he continues his medical ahead of a January switch.
Inter fear for Mudingayi
There are concerns that Inter’s Gaby Mudingayi sustained serious injury in the 2-2 draw with Torino on Sunday.
Llorente set for knee scan
Juventus will be anxiously awaiting news from Spain on Monday as new signing Fernando Llorente will have tests on a knee injury.
Chivu plays down injury
Cristian Chivu insists that he’ll soon be back in action after limping out of Inter’s 2-2 draw with Torino on Sunday.
Agnelli: Future bright for Juventus
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli is confident that the club are on the right path for an even brighter future.
‘Mourinho never acted like Conte’
Inter chief Massimo Moratti has criticised Antonio Conte’s behaviour at the end of the Juventus-Genoa match. “Jose Mourinho never did that.”
Juventus rule at player awards
Italian champions Juventus dominated at the 2012 Gran Gala del Calcio on Sunday – the Italian Players’ Association award ceremony.
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Coutinho-Liverpool medical Monday
There are reports that Inter midfielder Philippe Coutinho will fly to England tonight in order to undergo a medical with Liverpool.
Strama: 'A big collective error'
Andrea Stramaccioni took the pressure off Fredy Guarin, insisting Inter paid the price for “a big collective error” in their 2-2 draw with Torino.
Ventura has San Siro regrets
Giampiero Ventura can’t help but feel regret after fumbling a lead at San Siro to draw 2-2 with Inter. “This is the result and we can’t do anything about it.”
Inter struggle to tame Toro
Inter had to fight back in order to snatch a 2-2 home draw against Torino, as Riccardo Meggiorini bagged a brace.
Agnelli: 'Refs chosen carefully'
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli defended Antonio Conte and Beppe Marotta, reiterating that Neapolitan referees should not officiate their games.
Moratti: 'Opportunity for Coutinho'
Inter President Massimo Moratti has confirmed Philipp Coutinho “has a great opportunity and a deal that could go well for us too” ahead of a €12m transfer to Liverpool.
Boateng to City for Balotelli?
Adriano Galliani has dropped another hint that Milan are pushing for Mario Balotelli, as reports emerge Kevin-Prince Boateng could be included in the €20m deal.
Antonio Cassano and Rodrigo Palacio lead the way as Inter welcome a Torino side that is unbeaten in five rounds.
Francesco Guidolin thanked Udinese's character, but Beppe Iachini thought Siena deserved better.
Delio Rossi dedicated Sampdoria's victory to President Riccardo Garrone, but Cristiano Bergodi was stunned.
Roberto Donadoni feels the result was harsh on Parma, but Walter Mazzarri hailed Napoli's performance.
Rolando Maran is keeping Catania's feet on the ground, but Vincenzo Montella is still pleased with Fiorentina.
Ivo Pulga and Gian Piero Gasperini have differing opinions on the controversial incident.
Stefano Colantuono questioned the referee, while Massimiliano Allegri felt the victory was deserved.
Stefano Pioli felt Bologna could've won, but Zdenek Zeman blamed Roma's errors.
Mazzarri hails Napoli breakthrough
Walter Mazzarri was full of praise for Napoli after they became the first side to conquer Parma and closed to within three points of Juventus.
Montella curses Viola luck
Vincenzo Montella was left cursing Fiorentina’s luck and urging reinforcements after a 2-1 defeat to Catania.
Allegri: 'Niang more than Robinho now'
Massimiliano Allegri commented on Milan’s transfer strategy and why he picks Mbaye Niang ahead of Robinho.
Wk22: SES success, Viola crumble
Stephan El Shaarawy got back on track in Bergamo, but Fiorentina threw it away in Catania and Mauro Icardi scored four in a tennis-style Marassi result.
Cavani ends Parma record
Edinson Cavani’s late goal gave Napoli a potentially-decisive victory at the Tardini, closing the gap to three points, as Parma lost their unbeaten home record.
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