NEWS

As Yuto Nagatomo confirms he is fit to play on Tuesday, Javier Zanetti insists Inter’s priority is qualification first and securing first place in the group second.
Claudio Ranieri admits he is keen to secure Inter’s place in the Champions League last 16 this week, as he also thanks Trabzonspor fans for their welcome.
Former Italy boss Marcello Lippi has explained why he didn’t select Mario Balotelli for the 2010 World Cup Finals.
There is a “70 per cent chance” that Amauri will leave Juventus for Tottenham during the January transfer window.
Milos Krasic’s future at Juventus is in real doubt. “Coach Antonio Conte doesn’t want him anymore,” said his representative.
Edinson Cavani is ignoring suggestions that he is wanted by Manchester City. “I’m thinking of Napoli,” he stated.
Who made it into the Football Italia Team of the Week? Dave Taylor picks his ideal XI after the latest round of action.
Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri insists his side can’t afford to make any errors against Manchester City on Tuesday.
Andres Iniesta has been ruled out of this week’s Champions League game at Milan, Barcelona have confirmed.
Roma will listen to January offers for their Brazilian duo of Cicinho and Juan, some reports in Italy are suggesting.
Alessandro Del Piero is delighted with Juventus’ revival – but concedes he is finding life tough on the bench.
Genoa boss Alberto Malesani has defended his side from criticism after their 1-0 win over Novara. “We’re not Real Madrid!”
“Milan are the biggest club I have ever played with,” Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed ahead of a meeting with former side Barcelona.
Philippe Coutinho is desperate to be named in the Inter side again after scoring in the 2-1 win over Cagliari.
Roma ace Pablo Daniel Osvaldo was denied what would have been a goal of the season contender in the win over Lecce.
Marco Van Basten would have loved to play for the current Barcelona side, the Milan legend has revealed.
Roma will hold talks with Daniele De Rossi and Leandro Greco this week in an attempt to extend their contracts.
Juventus ace Alessandro Matri has already archived Sunday’s 3-0 win over Palermo. “Now let’s focus on the Lazio game.”
Simone Pepe of Juventus has no doubts as to who is responsible for his impressive 2011-12 campaign. “Antonio Conte trusts me.”
Milan legend Alessandro Costacurta thinks he knows the ideal candidate to replace Antonio Cassano. “Carlos Tevez would be perfect.”
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Luis Enrique was in ebullient mood after Roma’s impressive victory. “I am satisfied with both performance and result.”
Miralem Pjanic and Fernando Gago gave Roma a 2-1 win over Lecce, but they wasted numerous chances and had a corker incorrectly chalked off.
Francesco Totti and Jose Angel are dropped in favour of Erik Lamela and Rodrigo Taddei in tonight’s Roma-Lecce.
Claudio Marchisio is the top scorer at Juventus and reveals “Alessandro Matri tells me to stop!”
Serie B side Empoli have officially sacked Bepi Pillon to bring in Guido Carboni after their latest setback.
Franco Colomba credits Parma with determination and “our crown jewels” Sebastian Giovinco and Jonathan Biabiany to defeat Udinese.
Giuseppe Sannino admires Siena’s determination to fight back, which Stefano Colantuono says was only natural.
Alberto Malesani had a special dedication, but Attilio Tesser is left with regrets.
Vincenzo Montella defended Catania’s performance and Mimmo Di Carlo praised Chievo’s reaction.
Stefano Pioli apologised to the Bologna fans, while Cesena President Igor Campedelli relishes their first victory.
Devis Mangia feels Palermo “ought to go into psychoanalysis” to resolve their travel sickness.
Francesco Guidolin concedes he is “disappointed and bitter” after Udinese’s poor performance in Parma.
Antonio Conte hailed Juventus for piling forward after a long break to beat Palermo. “This was a dangerous match.”
Roma have confirmed Nicolas Burdisso went under the knife today and “the recovery time is six to seven months.”

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