NEWS

Alessandro Diamanti is looking forward to facing Lazio this weekend, as he claims he is a fans’ favourite, despite never having played for the team.
Mimmo Di Carlo is targeting another upset on Friday evening as Chievo entertain crisis-stricken Inter.
Thiago Ribeiro does not see Cagliari as in danger of relegation, even as recent results have presented the possibility.
Javier Zanetti has wished Inter a happy birthday, as the Nerazzurri turn 104 years old today.
Martin Caceres believes Antonio Conte’s absence will be as significant this weekend against Genoa as the makeshift defence he may find himself a part of.
Director general Beppe Marotta has suggested that whilst Juventus hold ambitions to sign a big name player, it is fundamentally difficult.
Roma welcomed Francesco Totti back to training today, suggesting that he has shrugged off his latest injury scare.
Bortolo Mutti has dismissed fears and criticism regarding Josip Ilicic’s recent form for Palermo.
Luis Enrique has long term plans for Roma after admitting a desire to stay beyond his present contract which expires in 2013.
Tactician Emiliano Mondonico admits that he was somewhat surprised to be sacked by Novara this week.
Atalanta have confirmed that Italian giants Inter are trailing the talented Ezequiel Schelotto.
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has blamed the club’s loss to Arsenal on their black strip. “We won’t wear it again!”
Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out a swoop for Alex Del Piero, but again opened the door for Alexandre Pato.
Parma have intimated that they may show an interest in signing Fiorentina striker Amauri at the end of the season.
Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni is sceptical about Italy’s chances of Euro 2012 glory. “There are four better teams.”
Week 27 sees a makeshift Juventus try to end a run of draws, Lazio attempt to assert themselves in third spot and Roma bounce back in Sicily.
Napoli have dismissed claims that Marek Hamsik could be on his way to Paris Saint-Germain. “He’s signed a contract until 2016.”
Juventus boss Antonio Conte’s decisions about which attackers to use have been questioned by a former teammate.
Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin hasn’t given up hope of Europa League qualification – despite Thursday’s 2-0 loss at AZ.
The Corriere dello Sport is today claiming that Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is eyeing a potential move to Real Madrid.
Inter chief Massimo Moratti has insisted that his club have not been in contact with any Coach about possibly replacing Claudio Ranieri.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Udinese were humbled in the Netherlands on Thursday night as AZ Alkmaar ran out deserved winners in their Europa League clash.
Cristian Chivu has relived the moment from two years ago when he suffered a fractured skull when in action for Inter away to Chievo.
Gennaro Gattuso admits he did consider retiring during recent struggles with an injury that has kept him sidelined for most of the season.
As promised by Francesco Guidolin, Antonio Di Natale is on the bench for Udinese’s trip to the Netherlands to take on AZ Alkmaar.
Transfer target for a number of Serie A sides, Villarreal’s Giuseppe Rossi has surprisingly hit out at his agent for encouraging speculation.
After Pablo Daniel Osvaldo’s appeal for a reduced ban is turned down, Roma are also hit with the news that Francesco Totti is a doubt for the weekend.
In the face of returning transfer speculation, Enrico Preziosi is confident that Rodrigo Palacio will be happy to stay with Genoa ‘for a long time.’
AZ Alkmaar Coach Gertjan Verbeek has promised that his team will attack Udinese in their Europa League first leg clash tonight.
Nicolas Burdisso has asked for patience from supporters during Roma’s dip in form and also hinted that he might be back before the end of the season.
Roma have been dealt a blow with the news that their appeal to halve Pablo Daniel Osvaldo’s suspension has been turned down.
Juventus boss Antonio Conte and Cesena counterpart Mario Beretta will have to watch their teams from the stands this weekend.
Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie would consider a move to Milan at the end of the season, his agents have admitted.
Catania boss Vincenzo Montella is good enough to be handed tactical control of an Italian giant, says director Pietro Lo Monaco.

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