NEWS

Stefano Colantuono warns Atalanta “need a perfect performance, but we can do it” to beat Milan in today’s derby.
Look ahead to all today’s Serie A matches, including Lecce-Juventus, Atalanta-Milan, Alberto Gilardino’s Genoa debut and Palermo-Napoli.
Serse Cosmi trusts Lecce will gain extra motivation from welcoming leaders Juventus and “get ourselves out of a difficult situation.”
Today's front page headlines from the Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Franco Colomba concedes Parma’s 5-0 defeat to Inter was excessive and he risks his job, as director Pietro Leonardi “will evaluate the situation.”
Claudio Ranieri feels tonight’s 5-0 demolition job on Parma was “the best Inter performance of my time here.”
Inter notched up their fifth straight win by hitting five past sorry Parma, including Diego Milito’s brace and a Marco Davide Faraoni stunner!
Ezequiel Lavezzi reveals he “has to live locked away at home or leave training in the boot of a car” because the passion of the Napoli fans is too much.
Edy Reja “can only apologise to the Lazio fans” for their humiliating 4-0 defeat at Siena. “We just weren’t there.”
Serie B outfit Nocerina have fired Coach Gaetano Auteri and brought in Salvatore Campilongo.
Giuseppe Sannino warns Siena not to get ahead of themselves after demolishing Lazio, “as they made life a little too easy for us.”
Inter have Ricky Alvarez, Giampaolo Pazzini and Diego Milito to take on Parma’s Sebastian Giovinco and Sergio Floccari.
Francesco Guidolin fears Udinese are going into hidden dangers against Cesena. “I am concentrated on this game, but the team has to be too.”
Lazio have confirmed a deal for Uruguayan forward Emiliano Alfaro, but “we will evaluate whether to send him out on loan or keep him here.”
A terrible Lazio performance saw them crash 4-0 away to Siena, but there were two bizarre penalties and Albano Bizzarri’s red card.
Delio Rossi has warned Fiorentina they need to bring in reinforcements, as he visits Novara without a single centre-forward in the squad and a new system.
Djibril Cissè is thrown back into the starting XI as Lazio play the first Serie A game of 2012 against Siena.
Catania confirm their interest in Brazilian defender Ilsinho and it’s reported he’ll complete the move from Internacional on Tuesday.
Pasquale Marino is fired up for his debut on the Genoa bench and confirms Alberto Gilardino will start against Cagliari.
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani confirmed “Carlos Tevez accepted our proposal. Now it’s up to Manchester City.”
Udinese have given the all-clear for Fiorentina to take Antonio Candreva until June, “but they’ll have to discuss it with Cesena.”
Massimiliano Allegri “really hopes” Alexandre Pato stays and ignores Carlos Tevez questions, as Milan have an injury crisis against Atalanta.
Betting scandal whistle-blower Simone Farina has been invited to the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony as a reward for his honesty.
Walter Mazzarri believes the break was just what Napoli needed ahead of their tricky trip to Palermo and new boy Eduardo Vargas is coming along.
Milan have a midfield emergency on their hands against Atalanta, as Alberto Aquilani picked up an ankle injury.
Luis Enrique is “not worried” about Daniele De Rossi’s contract renewal and feels the break was good for Roma ahead of their Chievo comeback.
Antonio Conte is confident Juventus are “ready to get back to business” in his hometown Lecce and welcomes Marco Borriello.
The tussle for Carlos Tevez is getting bitter, as Milan are reportedly furious at Inter for raising their offer to Manchester City, while PSG are still there too.
Parma visit Inter this evening and Franco Colomba insists “it is a tough test, but we’re used to it by now.”
Napoli’s new signing Eduardo Vargas hasn’t played yet, but he already has a hit song about him. You can sing along!
Marek Hamsik’s agent has frightened Napoli by admitting “if an offer came from Barcelona, Chelsea or Real Madrid it would be logical to accept.”
Javier Zanetti hopes 2012 can be “a year of victories for Inter,” starting tonight against Parma, while he helps Mauro Zarate and Ricky Alvarez to settle.
Emiliano Alfaro “will fly in to sign for Lazio in a couple of days” said his agent after completing negotiations for the Uruguayan striker.
It is reported Daniele De Rossi is taking time to consider Roma’s final contract offer of a five-year deal worth €6m per season plus bonuses.
Serie A is back! Get ready for all this weekend’s action, including Siena-Lazio and Inter-Parma to start us off today.

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