NEWS

France boss Didier Deschamps has explained why the Serie A based duo of Paul Pogba and Philippe Mexes are currently not part of his plans.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli could decide to experiment with a 4-3-3 system in this week’s friendly against France.
Davide Santon is happy to be back in the Italian national squad, but he has no desire for a Serie A return. “I’m happy at Newcastle.”
Torino chief Urbano Cairo has admitted that he is unsure whether Rolando Bianchi will sign a new contract with the club.
Inter technical director Marco Branca has thanked Juventus for ‘allowing’ them to sign Antonio Cassano.
Alexandre Pato was surrounded by angry Milan fans as he tried to leave San Siro on Sunday following the 3-1 loss to Fiorentina.
Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne has pulled out of today’s Italian Under-21 friendly against Spain because of an injury.
Early indications suggest that Italy will face France on Tuesday with a strike force consisting of Mario Balotelli and Stephan El Shaarawy.
Palermo are lining up a January swoop for Lazio outcast Francelino Matuzalem, according to reports on Tuesday.
Roma will take on Torino this weekend without the suspended trio of Daniele De Rossi, Nicolas Burdisso and Panagiotis Tachtsidis.
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Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova has played down rumours that Alexis Sanchez could make a move to Juventus in January.
Parma President Tommaso Ghirardi has backed Coach Roberto Donadoni despite their 0-0 draw with Siena on Sunday.
Atalanta boss Stefano Colantuono believes Inter are to be considered Scudetto contenders, even after his side beat them 3-2 at the weekend.
Italy Under-21 boss Devis Mangia has admitted that his side will come up against 'the best team in Europe' when they face Spain on Tuesday.
Valdimir Petkovic has commended the Lazio supporters after their 3-2 win over city rivals Roma on Sunday.
Santos Coach Muricy Ramalho has confirmed that the club are in on-going talks with Milan forward Robinho.
Genoa forward Ciro Immobile has admitted he dreams of being called up to the Italian national side after a goal-scoring start to the campaign.
Fiorentina goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano has played down talk of a title challenge from the Viola after their impressive start to the season.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has praised Daniele De Rossi despite his expulsion from the national squad for the friendly with France.
Gigi Buffon has told Paris Saint-Germain that it doesn’t matter how much money you have – the key thing is how you spend it.
Javier Zanetti says that no decision has been made on whether this will be his last season as a player with Inter.
Daniel Pablo Osvaldo has left Italy’s training camp ahead of the friendly with France because of an ankle injury.
Federico Balzaretti has defended Roma teammate Daniele De Rossi after he was dismissed in the 3-2 loss to Lazio.
Newcastle defender Davide Santon always believed he could get back into the Italian international set-up.
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Lazio’s Stefano Mauri has applauded Daniele De Rossi after the Roma man apologised for striking him in the derby.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito insists that he is not surprised with how well new boss Vladimir Petkovic has adjusted to life in Serie A.
Milan have insisted that sacking boss Massimiliano Allegri will not magically resolve their problems after yet another defeat.
Suspended Juventus boss Antonio Conte has broken his silence by taking part in a webchat with the club’s supporters.
Fiorentina director Daniele Prade was delighted with the way his side beat Milan on Sunday. “It was as if we were the Rossoneri…”
Atalanta’s German Denis is refusing to comment on claims that he could be set for a January move to Inter – the club he scored twice against on Sunday.
The agent of Giacomo Bonaventura believes that the Atalanta player is knocking at the door of national boss Cesare Prandelli.
Sampdoria stopper Daniele Gastaldello has backed Ciro Ferrara to get them out of their current slump.
Atalanta’s Federico Peluso has been added to the Italy squad after Domenico Criscito pulled out of the party.

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