Ballardini "in love with Cagliari"
Davide Ballardini explains why he decided to return for a third stint on the Cagliari bench. “I am in love with this land.”
Man City to play Genoa-Samp game
Manchester City will play a friendly against a joint Genoa-Sampdoria team to raise funds for those affected by the floods.
Zola on Napoli and Mancio's Man City
Gianfranco Zola admits he’d “love to be the Coach of Napoli” and feels Roberto Mancini gives “a touch of Italian tactics to English football.”
Ferrara: "Watch out for provocation"
Italy Under-21 Coach Ciro Ferrara has warned his players to “not fall for provocation” against Turkey tomorrow.
Boateng up for Africa award
Milan star Kevin-Prince Boateng has been nominated for the African Player of the Year Award.
Moggi: "I'm a scapegoat"
Luciano Moggi claims he is “a scapegoat” for Calciopoli after his civil trial result and slammed Juventus for turning on him.
Pirlo, Buffon and Ranocchia relish Italy
Andrea Pirlo, Gigi Buffon and Andrea Ranocchia tell their clubs to accept international duty is important. “They should always collaborate with the Nazionale.”
Ficcadenti can't believe Cagliari fired him
Massimo Ficcadenti still can’t quite believe Cagliari sacked him to bring in Davide Ballardini. “We’re in ninth place!”
Maggio respects Abate threat
Christian Maggio expects Italy new boy Ignazio Abate to provide him with some tough competition for the right-back spot.
Thiago Motta puts Inter first
Thiago Motta wants to remain at Inter despite no offer of a new contract at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
'Rossi will revive Fiorentina'
Palermo’s Federico Balzaretti expects Delio Rossi to be a success at Fiorentina following his appointment on Monday.
Balotelli feels no Italy pressure
Mario Balotelli has stated that he is ready to lead the Italian attack, that he’s not crazy and that he has no intention of leaving Manchester City.
Late Vidal sent home by Chile
Arturo Vidal is on his way back to Juventus after he and four teammates were sent home from the Chilean national squad for breaking a curfew.
Matri and Osvaldo hit hat-tricks
Alessandro Matri and Daniel Pablo Osvaldo both scored hat-tricks in a practice match during Italy training on Wednesday.
Cagliari confirm Ballardini arrival
Davide Ballardini has been confirmed as the new Coach of Cagliari by the mid-table Serie A outfit.
Palermo lose injured Hernandez
An injury sustained by Abel Hernandez is less serious than first thought – yet Palermo will still be without him for at least a month.
Galatasaray ponder Borriello bid
Turkish giants Galatasaray have joined the list of clubs interested in signing Marco Borriello from Roma during the January transfer window.
‘Hazard wants Real Madrid move’
Inter target Eden Hazard has reportedly told Lille that that he wants to join Real Madrid at the end of the season.
Ballardini pens Cagliari deal – report
Sky Sport Italia are claiming that Davide Ballardini has put pen to paper on a contract with Serie A side Cagliari.
Atalanta to keep Schelotto for now
Atalanta insist that Ezequiel Schelotto will not be sold in January, but they concede that they won’t be able to keep him in Bergamo for much longer.
Mutu could consider Milan move
Adrian Mutu’s agent has been questioned on the possibility of a January move from Cesena to Milan. “We’ll see.”
Milan grateful for Ibra-Pep split
Milan are thankful that Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s relationship with Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola broke down. “Otherwise he’d still be there.”
Saviola on Lazio radar
Lazio are showing an interest in Javier Saviola given that he could leave Benfica on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Happy Birthday Del Piero
Juventus icon Alessandro Del Piero will celebrate his 37th birthday at the club today – his last as a Bianconeri player.
Gattuso crowns Milan right-back Abate
Ignazio Abate is the best right-back in Italy at this moment in time, says Milan teammate Gennaro Gattuso.
Ballardini will be Cagliari boss
Davide Ballardini is the hot favourite to be named as the new Coach of Cagliari after Massimo Ficcadenti was sacked.
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Official: Cagliari sack Ficcadenti
Cagliari have officially sacked Coach Massimo Ficcadenti this evening, meaning they will bring in a third tactician for this season.
Juventus 'not involved in Calciopoli'
Juventus claim the civil trial confirmed the club’s “non-involvement” with the Calciopoli events.
Mutu latest on Milan list
Adrian Mutu is the latest striker to be linked with Milan. “Antonio Cassano’s replacement must arrive on loan and be eligible for the Champions League,” said Adriano Galliani.
Moggi guilty in Calciopoli civil trial
The Naples Tribunal has ruled Luciano Moggi is guilty of sporting fraud and condemned to five years and four months.
Barzagli to miss Poland-Italy
Andrea Barzagli picked up a muscular problem in training today and should miss Friday’s friendly with Poland.
Guidolin laughs off Scudetto talk
Francesco Guidolin’s Udinese are top of the table, but he insists “our objective is Europe, not the Scudetto.”
Rossi: 'I'll give Fiorentina a soul'
Delio Rossi declares his plans for Fiorentina involve “giving the team a soul, which leads to good football. If I knew what was wrong, I’d be a Saint...”
Ibra on Calciopoli and Inter 'clans'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s autobiography covers the Calciopoli scandal, Luciano Moggi in tears and the battle to “break down Inter’s clans.”
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