NEWS

Serie A returns this weekend after the international break with three intriguing ties on Saturday.
Lazio – even without the injured Miroslav Klose – are a side to be feared, says Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri.
Vincenzo Iaquinta’s agent claims that he is not sure whether the Juventus striker will be made available for transfer in January.
Stevan Jovetic has been ruled out of Fiorentina’s Serie A game against Milan on Saturday evening.
Palermo have confirmed that they will not even consider selling Matias Silvestre to Roma in January.
Inter boss Claudio Ranieri believes that a win against Cagliari this weekend could kick-start a Scudetto fight-back.
Inter have named a 21-man squad for the Cagliari game – but Lucio isn’t in it after picking up an injury.
Andrea Mantovani is likely to leave Palermo in January after failing to win a regular spot in the first team.
Roma President Thomas Di Benedetto is confident that Daniele De Rossi will sign a new contract in the capital.
Juventus’ Alessandro Matri has revealed that he wears the No 32 shirt as a thank you to Cristian Brocchi of Lazio.
Saturday’s game against Fiorentina is more vital than next week’s Champions League battle with Barcelona, insists Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri.
Sebastien Frey has noted that he joined Genoa this summer because he thinks they can qualify for the Champions League.
Stefano Mauri’s agent has revealed that his client is still at least three months away from a return to action following surgery.
Robinho has declared his love for Italian champions Milan. “I want to stay here for the next decade.”
Juventus are monitoring the performances of Atalanta teen Manolo Gabbiadini, his representative has claimed.
Alberto Aquilani says he’s delighted to be at Milan after being rejected by Juventus and refusing a move to Fiorentina.
Alessandro Del Piero has been urged to play on by Manchester City tactician Roberto Mancini. “Life doesn’t end with Juventus.”
Parma have told Sebastian Giovinco to prove himself at the Stadio Tardini if he wants to succeed Alessandro Del Piero at Juventus.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has admitted that his club would make a bid for Daniele De Rossi if he left Roma.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Francesco Guidolin is flying high with Udinese, but reveals he “was close to Juventus and Lazio in the past.”
Catania hitman Gonzalo Bergessio is “dreaming of a goal against Palermo in the Sicilian derby.”
Nicolas Burdisso has reassured Roma fans and teammates after snapping knee ligaments. “I am OK.”
Serie B side Bari have been docked two points for financial irregularities last season.
Walter Samuel is confident Inter can quickly climb back on top and challenge for the Scudetto. “We must believe.”
Fabio Quagliarella’s agent laughed off reports of a January move to Genoa. “He could only join another top club, not them...”
Arrigo Sacchi tells Napoli they are “right to privilege the Champions League” ahead of games with Lazio and Manchester City.
“We already know who Amauri’s next club will be” in January, revealed the Juventus outcast’s agent.
Fiorentina President Mario Cognini reveals why he simply had to fire Sinisa Mihajlovic. “It was for his own good.”
Struggling Novara will be without hitman Takayuki Morimoto for the next three weeks as he undergoes surgery.
Lazio are rocked by the news Miroslav Klose is likely to miss Saturday’s trip to Napoli.
Stevan Jovetic is at risk for Saturday’s clash with Milan after Fiorentina confirmed a “muscular lesion” at the hip.
Milan have confirmed that club official Ariedo Braida is in Brazil – but don’t expect him to come back with a January signing.
Roma will fail in any attempt to sign Matias Silvestre from Serie A rivals Palermo during the January transfer window.
Uruguay international Martin Caceres has revealed that he’d like a second chance with Italian club Juventus.

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