NEWS

Alexander Merkel is happy with reports that Milan want him back – but he says he’s happy at Genoa.
Rubin Kazan defender Salvatore Bocchetti has failed to rule out a January move to Italian giants Juventus.
Luc Castaignos doesn’t expect to be loaned out by Italian giants Inter during the January transfer window.
Juventus stopper Leonardo Bonucci has accepted responsibility for Napoli’s third goal in Tuesday’s 3-3 draw.
Kevin Prince Boateng has clear ideas about whom Milan should sign during the January transfer window. “We need Carlos Tevez.”
Vincenzo Iaquinta’s agent has rubbished speculation of a move to Novara. “He’ll give his contribution to Juventus.”
Riccardo Montolivo and Radja Nainggolan are reportedly being monitored by Juventus ahead of the January transfer window.
Lazio tactician Edy Reja has demanded a victory in Romania during Thursday’s Europa League clash with FC Vaslui.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Francesco Guidolin concedes Udinese are in “a tough group, but we’re nearly there” for Europa League qualification.
There is more bad news for Lazio, as Andre Dias will be out of action for the rest of 2012.
Antonio Floro Flores regrets missing a great chance in Rennes, so Udinese “will have to sweat against Celtic.”
Silvio Berlusconi’s return to the full-time role of Milan President is “what all the fans were hoping for,” said his daughter.
Udinese were twice denied by the woodwork, but the 0-0 in Rennes means they’ll qualify as long as they don’t lost the last game to Celtic.
Carlos Tevez is in talks with Milan and Inter captain Javier Zanetti admits “he’d be a great buy for them.”
Goran Pandev finally broke his Napoli duck in style and “would be very happy” to stay on a permanent basis.
Manuel Pasqual has warned his Fiorentina teammates “this is not the time to be causing trouble” after they were fined for excessive partying.
Javier Zanetti presents his new book and Roy Hodgson insists the Inter veteran can match Stanley Matthews’ retirement at age 49.
Udinese rest Antonio Di Natale for their Europa League trip to Rennes, handing the reins to Antonio Floro Flores.
Marek Hamsik reveals what went through his mind when having to retake Napoli’s penalty against Juventus.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo publicly apologised for striking Roma teammate Erik Lamela. “I regretted it immediately.”
Serie A side Cesena will face Napoli in the next round of the Coppa Italia after beating Gubbio on Wednesday.
Ezequiel Lavezzi has admitted that his Napoli side should have collected the three points against Juventus.
Juventus boss Antonio Conte blocked Simone Pepe from joining Zenit St Petersburg before the start of the 2011-12 campaign.
Clarence Seedorf has underlined his belief that Milan will be able to fight for the Champions League trophy this season.
Serie A minnows Novara are reportedly showing an interest in forgotten Juventus striker Vincenzo Iaquinta.
Milan have confirmed that they will be without first choice goalkeeper Christian Abbiati for up to two weeks.
Palermo have rejected speculation that they are pondering a January bid for Marco Borriello of Roma.
Pippo Inzaghi will consider leaving Italian champions Milan in January, according to the Corriere dello Sport.
Juventus will be without the suspended Andrea Pirlo – for the first time this season – when they take on Cesena.
Inter will not be a January transfer option for Carlos Tevez of Manchester City, the Italian club have suggested.
Julio Cesar has dismissed suggestions that he’s coming towards the end of his Inter career.
Roma put on a united front in the capital last night after the squad went for a team meal in the aftermath of the Erik Lamela-Pablo Daniel Osvaldo clash.
Alessio Cerci and Andrea Lazzari have been handed fines by Serie A side Fiorentina for breaking club rules.
Genoa’s Kakha Kaladze has admitted that Friday’s Serie A game against Milan will be an emotional one for him.

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