NEWS

Gianluigi Buffon has blasted the Juventus critics who said he was finished. “They’re peasants! As for the Scudetto, Milan remain the favourites.”
Marco Parolo could be Udinese’s January midfield reinforcement with a knock-on effect for Cesena and Fiorentina.
Inter might baulk at the price-tag for Sao Paolo star Lucas, so they are turning their attention to Porto hero James Rodriguez.
Mark Van Bommel insists he “never asked to be sold” from Milan, but could return to Holland in June 2012.
Napoli have officially signed Eduardo Vargas, but it’s reported they will swoop for two Czech defenders in January as well.
Struggling Novara are looking for January reinforcements, including Alberto Paloschi and Giuseppe Mascara.
Miroslav Klose is overjoyed at his first six months in a Lazio jersey. “This club is what I had been looking for.”
President Andrea Agnelli is bullish going into 2012. “I want justice for Juventus. Fabio Capello’s side would’ve beaten the Treble-winning Inter 3-0.”
Massimiliano Allegri believes Milan will target the Champions League victory in 2013, “but we can do great things this season too.”
President Maurizio Zamparini is confident new Coach Bortolo Mutti is “the right choice for Palermo,” but rules out a bid for Roma’s David Pizarro.
Italian Federation chief Giancarlo Abete saw 2011 as a very positive year for Italian football. “We’re the only nation with three Champions League teams left.”
Cristiano Doni has been released from prison after confessing to working with a betting syndicate to influence matches, but lawyers assure “his involvement is minor.”
Cesare Prandelli wishes Antonio Cassano the best for 2012. “He has matured a great deal and is convinced we’ll do well in the Euros.”
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Cristiano Doni has reportedly admitted to his involvement in a betting ring that looked to influence results in Serie B and Serie A.
Walter Mazzarri has intimated that he could become the ‘Sir Alex Ferguson of Napoli’ if the conditions are right.
Ex-Lazio President Sergio Cragnotti has laid into mis-firing striker Djibril Cisse and intimated that Lazio are over-reliant on strike-partner Miroslav Klose.
In his Christmas message to fans, Inter captain Javier Zanetti has spoken of the hope the team has in winning something in 2012.
Stefano Colantuono has admitted that preparations for Atalanta’s last match of the year were hard in light of Cristiano Doni’s arrest.
According to reports in France, Carlo Ancelotti has agreed to become the next Coach of Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli will invite Simone Farina to train with his squad after the Gubbio player turned down an alleged bribe.
After being linked with the Genoa job yesterday, Luigi Del Neri is now seeing his name associated with Parma.
Seven players have been suspended for the first round of Serie A in 2012 following the midweek games.
Genoa have announced that they will definitely sign a new centre-forward during the January transfer window.
Christian Maggio is “just a few details away” from signing a new contract with Serie A and Champions League outfit Napoli.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed that his club have netted Eduardo Vargas from Universidad de Chile.
Palermo would consider selling Mauricio Pinilla to Fiorentina should the Viola table an acceptable offer.
Playing and scoring in the Champions League was the highlight of 2011 for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani.
Sao Paulo have conceded that they will consider selling Serie A target Casemiro during the January transfer window.
The agent of available Juventus striker Amauri says he’s had no contact with Tottenham.
Juventus ace Mirko Vucinic has expressed his delight after being named as Montenegro’s Player of the Year.
Zvonimir Boban is looking forward to the prospect of seeing a Milan side containing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Carlos Tevez.
Forgotten Fiorentina midfielder Marco Marchionni will not consider a move to Serie B in January.
Massimo Maccarone will probably leave Sampdoria in January – but his next destination is still unknown.
Juventus have taken steps to eventually replace Gigi Buffon by reportedly doing a deal for teenage goalkeeper Nicola Leali.

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