Giaccherini on Italy, Napoli and Inter
Emanuele Giaccherini cast his eye over Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Denmark, next week’s Juventus-Napoli showdown and Inter’s Scudetto ambitions.
Coutinho: 'Inter for the Scudetto!'
Philippe Coutinho is confident Inter “are on the same level as Juventus and Napoli, so can win the Scudetto.”
Bendtner: 'For Denmark and Juve'
Nicklas Bendtner prepares to face Italy with Denmark and will do everything possible “to ensure Juventus make the move from Arsenal permanent.”
Montolivo: 'We need Buffon'
Riccardo Montolivo hopes Gigi Buffon can shake off his injury to face Denmark. “We need him, as he is a leader in every sense.”
Serie A sides consider Japanese talent
Udinese and Parma are doing battle on the transfer market for Japanese international Keijiro Ogawa.
Juve prepare Osvaldo swoop
Juventus are ready to swoop for Pablo Daniel Osvaldo after the striker hit back at Roma boss Zdenek Zeman.
Buffon: 'I'll recover in 2-3 days'
Gianluigi Buffon says he “should recover in two to three days,” leaving him at risk for the Denmark game, and looks ahead to Juventus-Napoli.
Allegri: 'Milan on the right track'
Massimiliano Allegri concedes he has been under pressure since the start of his Milan career and suggests the way forward. “We can’t keep wasting chances.”
Wife: 'Sydney changing Del Piero'
Sonia Del Piero explains how her husband Alessandro is changing in Sydney and reveals some hidden talents.
Italy 'trying to get Buffon ready'
Italy’s medical staff have reassured they are “trying to get Gigi Buffon ready” for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier with Denmark.
Balotelli 'does not show right values'
Mario Balotelli looks to be on his way out of Manchester City after Brian Marwood pointed out he does “not show the right values and the right behaviour.”
Mazzarri: 'Bring on Juve-Napoli'
Walter Mazzarri warns Juventus that Napoli “will not be happy with a draw” in Turin on Saturday and has a message for referees too.
Robinho: 'Milan can win Scudetto!'
Robinho has stuck his neck out with a remarkable statement after the derby defeat. “It is not crazy to think Milan can win the Scudetto.”
Buffon and Balotelli Italy doubts
There are reports Gigi Buffon will not be fit to face Denmark on Tuesday, while Mario Balotelli and Sebastian Giovinco also struggle to be ready.
Lodi: 'Catania for life!'
Francesco Lodi insists there was “never any doubt” he would renew his contract with Catania. “I want to stay here for life.”
De Canio: 'Borriello for Italy!'
Genoa Coach Gigi De Canio has urged Cesare Prandelli to call up Marco Borriello. “He has the quality and potential to play for Italy.”
Napoli 'are monitoring Perin'
Pescara goalkeeper Mattia Perin has already been linked with Milan, but his agent now confirms “he is monitored by Napoli too.”
Corini: 'Chievo dream come true'
Eugenio Corini has “made a dream come true” by becoming the Coach of Chievo, the side he captained during his playing career.
Lo Monaco contradicts Zamparini
Palermo director Pietro Lo Monaco insists Maurizio Zamparini “was only joking” when he declared his intention to sell the club.
Guidolin warns Armero
Francesco Guidolin performed some tests with his Udinese side and warned Pablo Armero “has to rediscover his enthusiasm.”
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Serie B: Brescia and Bari tumble
Juve Stabia both beat and leapfrogged Bari in the table, while Brescia fell in a six-goal thriller at Novara.
Samp beat Ranieri's Monaco
Sampdoria got the better of Claudio Ranieri’s Monaco in today’s 2-0 friendly victory.
Diamanti committed to Bologna
Alessandro Diamanti has committed himself to Bologna. “Even if a big club came calling, I would not accept.”
Pirlo 'pleased' to inspire Messi
Andrea Pirlo is “very pleased” that Lionel Messi confessed to being inspired by him in a free kick for Argentina.
Maicosuel gives Udinese win
Udinese won their friendly test with Nd Gorica 1-0 thanks to a goal from Maicosuel.
Napoli 'were close to Verratti'
Marco Verratti “would probably have gone to Napoli” if PSG hadn’t stepped in, confessed Pescara director Daniele Delli Carri.
Balotelli 'positive fitness test'
Mario Balotelli had a “positive” fitness test today and should be ready to face Denmark on Tuesday, while Sebastian Giovinco’s ankle injury is “nothing worrying.”
Portanova: 'Juve treated differently'
Bologna defender Daniele Portanova is furious and wants to know “why were the other bans reduced by 60 per cent and mine by 40?”
Marrone uses Azzurrini memories
Luca Marrone has experienced the pain of Italy’s European Under-21 Championship play-off exit to keep them focused on Tuesday’s clash with Sweden.
No longer Longo stay at Espanyol
There are reports Inter have turned down an offer from Espanyol to keep loan striker Samuele Longo for another season.
Di Natale's 35th birthday party
Udinese celebrated captain Antonio Di Natale’s 35th birthday with a special Golden Ball cake and noted “he is like an adopted son.”
Prandelli stands up for Italy
Cesare Prandelli staunchly defends his Italy side against media criticism after their win in Armenia and gives an update on Mario Balotelli’s condition.
Pandev returns to Napoli
Goran Pandev is expected to return early from international duty after the Napoli striker was suspended.
Marchisio Snr's Golden Ball pride
Claudio Marchisio’s father is proud to see him in the Ballon d’Or long-list, but warns the Juventus midfielder “has to score 15 goals per season.”
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