NEWS

Napoli are set to be without midfielder Dries Mertens for the next seven days, according to reports in the Italian Press.
Luca Toni has urged everyone at Verona to forget yesterday’s defeat against Sampdoria, and focus instead on Cagliari.
Ezequiel Lavezzi has admitted that he wields less influence at Paris Saint-Germain than he did at Napoli.
Walter Mazzarri could be set to reunite with former Napoli colleague Christian Maggio, it has been claimed.
Udinese have confirmed the capture of former Galatasaray winger Albert Riera for next season.
After a Serie A weekend packed with surprises and super goals, Dave Taylor picks his best XI performers.
Walter Novellino believes that Milan’s first mistake this season was in sacking Massimiliano Allegri, as he sees Clarence Seedorf without experience.
Stefano Colantuono says that Atalanta are correct to dream of Europa League qualification, but has called for calm and focus first.
Mario Gomez faces medical tests on a sprained knee, which reports this morning suggest may be more serious than first thought.
Massimo Cellino’s attempt to buy a 75 per cent share in Leeds United has been blocked, as he fails the Football League’s Owners’ and Directors’ Test.
Alessandro Calori says Clarence Seedorf needs time at Milan, but warns that Pep Guardiola’s example has ‘clouded the minds of many directors’.
Billy Costacurta says that Milan took a ‘step back’ in their style of play against Lazio, but acknowledges it was important not to lose.
Former Inter boss Roberto Mancini says he cannot rule out the possibility of one day coaching Milan, but says life at Galatasaray is good.
Leonardo Bonucci has commented that playing in defence at Juventus is easier when Giorgio Chiellini is alongside him.
Adriano Galliani commented after Milan’s draw with Lazio at seeing the ‘right signs of fight’ from the team.
Italian pop singer Gianni Morandi says he will resign his position as honorary President at Bologna, once they are assured their League status.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Rolando Maran hopes a “courageous” Catania performance against Juventus can give them confidence.
Clarence Seedorf insisted Milan’s 1-1 draw at Lazio was “a positive step forward” and explained why he dropped Mario Balotelli.
Antonio Conte accepted his bizarre double red card and hailed Juventus for their humility in Catania.
Edy Reja felt Lazio “deserved better than a point” after their 1-1 draw with Milan and regretted their first half performance.
Both Lazio and Milan are in crisis and it showed with this 1-1 draw, as an Abdoulay Konko own goal was cancelled out by Tata Gonzalez.
Carlos Tevez got the only goal as Juventus suffered to beat 10-man Catania with both Coaches sent off.
Rafa Benitez admits “it is more difficult now” for second place, but felt Napoli “were still better with 10 men” than Fiorentina.
Vincenzo Montella said Fiorentina “must believe in third place” after beating Napoli at the San Paolo.
Milan assistant manager Mauro Tassotti confirmed Mario Balotelli is on the bench only because of Clarence Seedorf’s decision.
A late Joaquin header gave Fiorentina victory at the San Paolo after Faouzi Ghoulam left Napoli with 10 men for almost an hour.
Leaders Juventus rotate the squad to start Daniel Osvaldo and Marco Storari in their trip to bottom of the table Catania.
Lazio and Milan are two teams on the verge of a nervous breakdown and go head-to-head this evening with Mario Balotelli dropped.
Lazio’s Curva Nord ultras have announced they will boycott games for the rest of the season in protest at President Claudio Lotito.
Bologna assistant manager Carlo Regno explained their silence, while Diego Lopez doesn't feel at risk.
Francesco Guidolin can breathe more easily, but Eusebio Di Francesco saw an even game.
Sinisa Mihajlovic threw Juliet off the balcony, but Andrea Mandorlini said Verona collapsed by themselves.
Walter Mazzarri rued wasted opportunities and Stefano Colantuono felt Atalanta should've done even better.
Walter Mazzarri said Inter had only themselves to blame for wasting chances after their 2-1 defeat to Atalanta.

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