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Mathieu Flamini launched a broadside at Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri. “I am fit, so if I don’t play it’s because the Coach hasn’t picked me.”
Delio Rossi wants Fiorentina to “learn how to get points against anyone” after a giant-killing spree, as they take on his old club Atalanta.
There are claims a Genoa player was slapped when ultras invaded a training session, but the club never reported it to the police.
Massimiliano Allegri admits his future at Milan is up in the air if he doesn’t win the Scudetto. “The club will decide whether I failed or not.”
Edy Reja hopes Lazio can “find that bit of luck we haven’t had all season” to reach the Champions League as they take on Udinese.
Thiago Silva has not recovered in time for Milan’s trip to Siena, while Robinho and Clarence Seedorf have again been dropped.
Andrea Stramaccioni looks to Giampaolo Pazzini against Cesena and admits Inter President Massimo Moratti’s praise “gives me strength.”
Inter are again without Javier Zanetti, Walter Samuel and Cristian Chivu for Sunday’s match with Cesena.
Palermo “have got Paulo Dybala – the new Sergio Aguero,” announced President Maurizio Zamparini.
There are reports Inter defender Andrea Ranocchia could be the latest Serie A man to join Manchester City.
Christian Panucci has revealed why he quit Palermo after 34 days. “President Maurizio Zamparini signed players without telling me. I’m nobody’s doormat.”
Antonio Conte “believes in the Scudetto,” although he shows great respect for Novara and reveals more injury problems.
There are reports that Inter have made a formal offer to take Ezequiel Lavezzi from Napoli for €15m, Goran Pandev and other players.
Cesena are mathematically in Serie B, but Mario Beretta assures everyone “we will give our all against Inter” on Sunday.
World Cup winning Italy Coach Marcello Lippi has shot down reports he has a deal with a Chinese club. “I am not going anywhere.”
Maxi Lopez is not letting go of his Milan career, nor his Scudetto hopes. “We cannot let anything go right now.”
Federico Marchetti tells his Lazio teammates that Sunday’s trip to Udinese is “a crucial turning point” for their Champions League ambitions.
Domenico Di Carlo insists Chievo feel “even more belief” after their defeat to Atalanta and want to prove it against Cagliari today.
Serie A Week 35 kicks off today with three games, including the Sicilian derby Palermo-Catania and the Derby del Sud Roma-Napoli.
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After Torino had points docked on appeal, Sassuolo shocked Brescia and Verona were held in Empoli so there are three teams at the top of the Serie B table.
Andrea Pirlo admits it is “a special” Scudetto duel for him between Juventus and his former Milan teammates.
Maarten Stekelenburg is likely to miss tomorrow night’s big Roma-Napoli match after sustaining a shoulder injury.
In a bizarre turnaround, Padova’s appeal against a result awarded for floodlight failure has been accepted, so Torino have three points removed from their tally.
Lazio have another addition to the injury list, as Stefan Radu skipped a training session and Marius Stankevicius will undergo surgery.
Lecce could well escape the drop and former Coach Eusebio Di Francesco is happy to credit replacement Serse Cosmi.
Marek Hamsik explains he renewed his Napoli contract “because I believe” in the club ahead of tomorrow night’s trip to Roma.
Cesare Prandelli visited Genoa’s training ground and told the ultras “they have the right to protest, but in a civilised manner.”
FIFA have confirmed they will test Hawk-Eye goalline technology in live games from next month after pressure from clubs including Milan.
Massimo Ficcadenti has warned Cagliari they need “another three if not four or five points” to be safe, but won’t think beyond tomorrow’s game with Chievo.
The season is over for Genoa defender Cesare Bovo, who snapped a knee ligament and could be out for up to five months.
Brescia President Gino Corioni reveals Pep Guardiola “had already told me he would take a year out” from football after quitting Barcelona.
Paris Saint-Germain Coach Carlo Ancelotti has hinted he would like to try the “new experience” of leading the Italy side.
Francesco Totti has provided some timely words of support for his Coach Luis Enrique and the project Roma are trying to build.
Vincenzo Montella is delighted with the timing of the Derby della Sicilia with Palermo this weekend, as he believes it can break Catania’s poor form.

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