NEWS

Roma are assured of Miralem Pjanic’s availability for this weekend against Lecce, but not Francesco Totti’s.
Leonardo Bonucci has expressed his satisfaction after signing a new contract with Italian giants Juventus.
Manuel Rui Costa has dismissed the possibility that he could return to Fiorentina as the club’s new sporting director.
Roma have yet to make a move for Palermo’s Matias Silvestre – a player who his agent feels would be “perfect” for the Giallorossi.
Inter technical director Marco Branca has intimated that the club will consider making a bid for Mario Balotelli.
Palermo ‘keeper Emiliano Viviano has spoken as a true Fiorentina supporter. “I could never play for Juventus.”
Fredy Guarin has insisted that he hasn’t joined Inter with the intention of returning to Porto in the summer.
Roma have cooled speculation that they are pondering moves for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and Rodrigo Palacio of Genoa.
Barcelona are showing a significant interest in Parma star Sebastian Giovinco, one of his agents has declared.
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has admitted that it will be impossible to tempt Lionel Messi away from Barcelona.
The Easter schedule sees a Serie A round played on a Saturday this weekend, with some must-win games for several sides.
Marcello Lippi has wasted no time in denying reports that he has agreed to take charge of Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici was on a scouting mission at last night’s Champions League game between Chelsea and Benfica.
Lazio striker Miroslav Klose is adamant that he will be fully fit for Germany’s bid at Euro 2012 glory.
Fabrizio Miccoli is trying to convince Alessandro Del Piero to join Palermo in the summer. “I’d give him my No 10 shirt!”
Napoli’s Morgan De Sanctis may be a regular in the Italian national squad, but Marco Ballotta insists that Lazio’s Federico Marchetti is the better ‘keeper.
Marcello Lippi will return to football after agreeing to take charge of Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande.
Alexandre Pato’s season has come to an end after the Milan man suffered another muscle injury in the 3-1 loss at Barcelona.
Manchester United are ready to offer Inter a fee of around €9m for goalkeeper Julio Cesar, says the Gazzetta dello Sport.
The agent of Nicola Leali says it is just a matter of time until he becomes a Juventus player – but he’s unaware of the precise transfer details.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Pasquale Marino is “bitter and shocked” to have got the sack from Genoa, but assures there was no “player conspiracy” against him.
Tommaso Rocchi is ready to give up his Number 9 Lazio jersey in honour of Giorgio Chinaglia. “On Saturday we want to win for him.”
Juventus patron John Elkann does not see why they should choose between targets this season. “Scudetto or Coppa Italia? Both!”
New Inter Coach Andrea Stramaccioni had almost been appointed by Dynamo Bucharest, but “lacked the requisite curriculum.”
Andres Iniesta admits Barcelona “had to work so hard” in order to get past Milan in the Champions League.
Giorgio Chiellini assures “Juventus will fight to the bitter end” to take the Scudetto off Milan this season.
Alexandre Pato “is sad at his latest injury, but hopes to be back soon,” revealed the Milan striker’s agent.
Juventus are barely using summer signing Eljero Elia, so Genoa have joined a list of German clubs hoping to sign him for €7m.
It’s reported Bayern Munich and Liverpool are engaging in a €13m bidding war over Fiorentina’s Juan Manuel Vargas.
Jose Mourinho sent out a message in support of Milan, who were “the latest club to be penalised against Barcelona.”
Novara will be without goalkeeper Samir Ujkani for the next two months after he fractured his hand in a clash with Roma’s Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.
Antonio Cassano made his comeback today playing in Milan’s friendly test against the youth team.
Luc Castaignos is a doubt for the weekend after the Inter striker picked up an injury while playing for the Primavera side.
Palermo are aware that it will take some effort to get a result against Scudetto-chasing Juventus on Saturday.

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