NEWS

Palermo’s Federico Balzaretti expects Delio Rossi to be a success at Fiorentina following his appointment on Monday.
Mario Balotelli has stated that he is ready to lead the Italian attack, that he’s not crazy and that he has no intention of leaving Manchester City.
Arturo Vidal is on his way back to Juventus after he and four teammates were sent home from the Chilean national squad for breaking a curfew.
Alessandro Matri and Daniel Pablo Osvaldo both scored hat-tricks in a practice match during Italy training on Wednesday.
Davide Ballardini has been confirmed as the new Coach of Cagliari by the mid-table Serie A outfit.
An injury sustained by Abel Hernandez is less serious than first thought – yet Palermo will still be without him for at least a month.
Turkish giants Galatasaray have joined the list of clubs interested in signing Marco Borriello from Roma during the January transfer window.
Inter target Eden Hazard has reportedly told Lille that that he wants to join Real Madrid at the end of the season.
Sky Sport Italia are claiming that Davide Ballardini has put pen to paper on a contract with Serie A side Cagliari.
Atalanta insist that Ezequiel Schelotto will not be sold in January, but they concede that they won’t be able to keep him in Bergamo for much longer.
Adrian Mutu’s agent has been questioned on the possibility of a January move from Cesena to Milan. “We’ll see.”
Milan are thankful that Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s relationship with Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola broke down. “Otherwise he’d still be there.”
Lazio are showing an interest in Javier Saviola given that he could leave Benfica on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Juventus icon Alessandro Del Piero will celebrate his 37th birthday at the club today – his last as a Bianconeri player.
Ignazio Abate is the best right-back in Italy at this moment in time, says Milan teammate Gennaro Gattuso.
Davide Ballardini is the hot favourite to be named as the new Coach of Cagliari after Massimo Ficcadenti was sacked.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Cagliari have officially sacked Coach Massimo Ficcadenti this evening, meaning they will bring in a third tactician for this season.
Juventus claim the civil trial confirmed the club’s “non-involvement” with the Calciopoli events.
Adrian Mutu is the latest striker to be linked with Milan. “Antonio Cassano’s replacement must arrive on loan and be eligible for the Champions League,” said Adriano Galliani.
The Naples Tribunal has ruled Luciano Moggi is guilty of sporting fraud and condemned to five years and four months.
Andrea Barzagli picked up a muscular problem in training today and should miss Friday’s friendly with Poland.
Francesco Guidolin’s Udinese are top of the table, but he insists “our objective is Europe, not the Scudetto.”
Delio Rossi declares his plans for Fiorentina involve “giving the team a soul, which leads to good football. If I knew what was wrong, I’d be a Saint...”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s autobiography covers the Calciopoli scandal, Luciano Moggi in tears and the battle to “break down Inter’s clans.”
Alessandro Del Piero drops another hint that he could continue his post-Juventus career in England. “I love the Premier League experience.”
Renzo Ulivieri, President of the Italian Coaches’ Association, says there have been “too many” tacticians fired in Serie A this season.
UEFA have partially accepted Italy’s appeal, so Under-21 international Lorenzo Insigne’s ban has been reduced to two games.
Mark Van Bommel will not rule out leaving Milan at the end of this season. “I don’t know, it’s too early to decide.”
Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini has congratulated Fiorentina for appointing Delio Rossi as their new boss.
Torino’s Angelo Ogbonna is hoping to make his international debut for Italy this month. “I actually want to play against Poland and Uruguay.”
Gigi Buffon admits that Italy will miss Antonio Cassano and Giuseppe Rossi on and off the pitch over the next six months.
Sacked Fiorentina boss Sinisa Mihajlovic say’s he’ll learn from his mistakes after leaving the club on Monday.
Milan and Manchester City have made no bid to sign Ezequiel Lavezzi, the Napoli player’s agent has underlined.
Catania boss Vincenzo Montella insists Maxi Lopez is good enough to join an Italian giant – even though he’s struggling to command a starting shirt in Sicily.

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