NEWS

Cesare Prandelli hopes to “make Italy smile” with tonight’s game against Poland during a crisis for the country.
Alessandro Del Piero has thanked all his fans – particularly Francesco Totti – for the messages on his 37th birthday.
Claudio Ranieri feels Inter “are growing” after a 2-1 friendly victory over Chiasso, though Dejan Stankovic picked up an injury.
Serie B side Sampdoria would consider selling captain Angelo Palombo in January should a big enough offer be tabled.
Sao Paulo stopper Rhodolfo has suggested that his proposed move to Juventus has now collapsed.
Cristian Chivu will not leave Inter for former club Ajax in January, the player’s representative has stated on Friday.
Milan may consider a January bid for Barcelona’s Maxwell given the difficulties being encountered by Taye Taiwo.
Bologna tactician Stefano Pioli has revealed that he will consider adapting his tactics to field two No 10s.
Italian legend Gigi Riva has revealed that it was his idea for Mario Balotelli to face the media this week.
Giorgio Chiellini admits that a lack of European football this season will increase Juventus’ chances of playing in the Champions League next term.
Milan have made a fresh bid to Fiorentina for Riccardo Montolivo, reports in Italy are starting to suggest.
Milan have what it takes to challenge Barcelona and Real Madrid in the Champions League, says boss Massimiliano Allegri.
Juventus have confirmed that they may fine Arturo Vidal after he was thrown out of the Chilean national squad.
Maxi Lopez is honoured by the transfer links with Milan, but he maintains that he’s just focused on present club Catania right now.
Philippe Coutinho has declared himself fit for Inter’s home match with Cagliari once Serie A resumes.
Cristian Chivu is being linked with a return to former club Ajax once his contract at Inter expires in June 2012.
Former Ascoli, Udinese and Milan striker Oliver Bierhoff has advised Italian clubs to make a bid for German talent Mario Gotze.
Milan veteran Gianluca Zambrotta has surprisingly stated that he hopes to be a part of Italy’s Euro 2012 squad.
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Massimo Ambrosini has revealed that he and his Milan teammates are yet to speak to Zlatan Ibrahimovic about his controversial autobiography.
Diego Forlan has admitted he doesn’t know exactly when he will return from injury, but hopes to ‘score in every game’ when he does.
Lazio have received a boost with the news that Francesco Matuzalem has fully recovered from injury.
Italy moved into first place in their European Under-21 qualifying group with a hard-fought 2-0 win away to Turkey.
Emanuele Giaccherini has declared that even through the international break Juventus are working hard to maintain their positive start to the season.
Wesley Sneijder has suggested that Inter’s struggles in the League are due to a lack of strength in depth within the squad.
Giorgio Chiellini wants Italy to again underline their defensive strength under Cesare Prandelli in the game against Poland.
Napoli have rejected reports linking Marek Hamsik with a move to Paris Saint-Germain by insisting he’ll soon sign a new deal with them.
Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati says he has two targets before he decides to hang up his gloves for good.
Bojan Krkic concedes that he’s unlikely to realise his dream of winning the Scudetto at Roma this season.
Fiorentina will be hoping that Alexandre Pato doesn’t play against them in Week 12 given his superb scoring record for Milan at the Stadio Franchi.
Italy will face Poland on Friday with Mario Balotelli and Giampaolo Pazzini in attack, while Ignazio Abate will make his debut at right-back.
Wesley Sneijder is confident that teammate Luc Castaignos will soon prove his worth at Italian giants Inter.
Christian Maggio’s agent has urged Napoli to offer his client a new contract or risk seeing him become a target for other clubs.
New Cagliari boss Davide Ballardini will probably be without key man Andrea Cossu for the Week 12 trip to Inter.
Lazio signed “one of the best 10 strikers in circulation” when they netted Miroslav Klose, says Oliver Bierhoff.

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