NEWS

Arturo Vidal insists Juventus “are the favourites” to go through in the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund.
Paul Pogba is “honoured to be compared with Patrick Vieira, but my objective is to become even stronger than him.”
Gigi Buffon was voted Best Goalkeeper of 2014 in the Gran Gala del Calcio. “The Champions League draw could’ve been worse.”
Giampiero Ventura accepts a “good point” at Empoli and Torino picking Athletic Bilbao “could’ve gone better.”
Spanish media claim Atletico Madrid are ready to welcome Fernando Torres back after just six months at Milan.
The President of Boca Juniors had dinner with Juventus and Carlos Tevez tonight. “We discussed his return to Boca.”
Lazio will be without Lucas Biglia until January after he was diagnosed with a thigh strain.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero reacted to his three-month ban for racist comments. “We’re not on Candid Camera.”
Serie B side Brescia have sacked Coach Ivo Iaconi and temporarily handed the reins to Ivan Javorcic.
Rodrigo Palacio admits new Inter Coach Roberto Mancini “changed things” ahead of tonight’s game with Chievo.
Empoli had the better chances, but Torino defended stoically in a 0-0 draw with Pontus Jansson sent off.
Philippe Mexes hopes victory over Napoli can be “the turning point” for Milan and now aims to beat his old club Roma.
Roberto Mancini reshuffles Inter again for tonight’s surprisingly tricky trip to Chievo.
German newspapers claim Borussia Dortmund will offer €10m for Palermo talent Paulo Dybala in January.
Trabzonspor Vice-President Abdi Serdar Ustunsalih claims Europa League opponents Napoli “have a similar style to us.”
Celtic manager Ronny Deila is “really looking forward” to facing Inter in the Europa League. “Everything is possible.”
Athletic Bilbao sporting director Jose Maria Ammorrortu expects “a very attractive tie” with Torino in the Europa League.
Seydou Keita insists Francesco Totti refusing the Roma captain’s armband was “a sign of reciprocal respect.”
On form Empoli are hoping to take another prestigious scalp when Torino visit the Stadio Castellani this evening.
Jurgen Klopp warned Juventus will represent “a huge challenge” for Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero has received a three-month ban for racist comments aimed at Inter President Erick Thohir.
Italian media claim Gennaro Gattuso is a candidate to replace Ally McCoist as Glasgow Rangers manager.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has denied linking Roma to the mafia following the game between the two on Sunday.
Manolo Gabbiadini’s agent has compared his client to calcio legend Gigi Riva, for his ‘bewitching’ left foot.
Italy CT Antonio Conte will meet with Serie A club Coaches tomorrow in an effort to agree more time for Azzurri meet-ups.
Vincenzo Montella believes Tottenham are a ‘strong team’, as he discusses Fiorentina’s tie with the English side.
Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez warns his side will face a red-hot atmosphere when they take on Trabzonspor in the Europa League.
Gigi Buffon looks forward to Juventus' Champions League tie with Dortmund, calling it ‘a beautiful and exciting test'.
Feyenoord Coach Fred Rutten believes his side are the underdogs in their Europa League tie with Roma.
Roma CEO Italo Zanzi insists the Giallorossi are in the Europa League to try and win it, and praises Feyenoord.
Inter director general Marco Fassone says the Europa League tie with Celtic will be difficult, and praises the Scottish side’s ‘great tradition’.
Torino’s general manager Antonio Comi calls Europa League opponents Athletic Bilbao a ‘great club’.
The agent of Ajax midfielder Lasse Schone confirms he had contacts with Milan, but suggests January may be a bit too early for a move.
Inter, Napoli, Roma, Fiorentina and Torino have learned the identity of their opponents for the next round of the Europa League.
Juventus' Pavel Nedved comments that the Champions League draw against Borussia Dortmund 'could have been worse'.

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