Serie A Preview: Inter in Hellas
Today Juventus visit Parma, Genoa host Cagliari and Inter try to end their crisis with Verona, then Napoli-Fiorentina, Torino-Roma and Milan-Sampdoria.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Ranocchia has new contract?
Andrea Ranocchia is reported to have renewed his contract with Inter, but with the club having agreed not to release a statement yet.
‘Parma results no accident’
Raffaele Palladino believes Parma's positive results are 'not an accident', and says the reason is their newfound 'tranquillity'.
'Why doesn't Hamsik play?'
Marek Hamsik's agent wonders at the lack of playing time given to the Napoli man, and is uncertain about Coach Rafa Benitez.
Ibarbo: ‘Roma, I'll convince you’
Striker Victor Ibarbo says he'll 'do everything possible to stay at Roma', and looks forward to playing against Torino.
Maldini: 'Milan values forgotten'
Legend Paolo Maldini has lamented the lack of attention to 'Milan's real values', while looking back on his long Azzurri career.
Thohir: 'Inter is my honour'
Erick Thohir reveals that being the President of Inter is his 'honour and responsibility', whilst looking back on how he purchased the club.
Mexes: 'Milan, let me stay'
Philippe Mexes believes he still has 'a lot to give' for Milan, whilst admitting his team needs to work on 'conceding fewer goals'.
Serie A to open internationally?
Lega Serie A are considering ‘many options’ including playing the first game of the season in 10 cities across the world, but there are hurdles.
‘Samp marvellous without Miha’
Massimo Ferrero says Sampdoria's future will be 'marvellous' even without Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, whose departure he 'couldn't care less' about.
Lotito: ‘This is Lazio's year’
President Claudio Lotito says he was always 'certain' Lazio would shine this year, while praising supporters: ‘You are our soul’.
Menez: ‘Milan crisis our fault’
Jeremy Menez believes that Milan's difficult form has been down to the players, whilst backing Coach Pippo Inzaghi: “I hope he stays.”
Inter squad for Verona
Inter pin their hopes on the return of Mauro Icardi as they announce the squad to face Verona.
Juventus squad for Parma
Andrea Pirlo and Carlos Tevez are rested for the game against Parma, with a view to Tuesday night's clash with Monaco.
El Shaarawy back in training
Milan communicate that Stephan El Shaarawy’s injury has 'healed', and that he will return to training with his teammates.
Hawk-Eye for Lazio-Juve final
Hawk-Eye goal-line technology will be employed in the Coppa Italia Final between Lazio and Juventus, the Lega Serie A confirm.
Zeman: Cagliari can stay up
Zdenek Zeman insists Cagliari can still stay up, despite being five points from safety.
Mandorlini: ‘Napoli spirit against Inter’
Verona Coach Andrea Mandorlini says his players will have summon the spirit of the Napoli victory against Inter.
‘Genoa will fight to the end’
Gian Piero Gasperini says his Genoa side will ‘keep going until the last day’ ahead of the visit of Cagliari tomorrow.
Miha: ’I’m not sure I’ll stay’
Sampdoria Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic admits ‘I’m not sure I’ll stay’, with Milan and Napoli linked.
Zamp: ‘Juve in pole for Dybala’
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini says Juventus are in pole position for Paulo Dybala, but haven’t offered enough.
Manolas agent: ’Arsenal? Ask Roma…’
The agent of Roma defender Kostas Manolas is not interested in discussing rumoured Arsenal interest.
Marotta set for Juventus renewal
Contract extensions for the likes of Giuseppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici will be confirmed by Juventus next week.
‘We’d like El Shaarawy back’
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi admits that he’d like to bring back Milan’s Stephan El Shaarawy - ‘I’ll talk with Galliani’.
‘Reina wanted to leave’
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis says Pepe Reina didn’t want to live in Naples, but the goalkeeper denies that.
Mancini: ‘I’m not angry’
Roberto Mancini says he’s not angry with his Inter players, but admits that results have to improve.
Mancini coy on transfers
Inter Coach Roberto Mancini is reticent on the subject of transfers, but says Serie A can still attract stars.
Mancini: ‘I won’t leave Inter’
Roberto Mancini insists he has no plans to leave Inter, and wants to build a ‘great team’.
De Laurentiis: ‘Napoli have spent’
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis denies he hasn’t spent enough money on the squad.
Official: Armero joins Flamengo
Pablo Armero’s Milan nightmare is over, as the full-back has officially joined Brazilian side Flamengo on loan.
‘Juventus not thinking of Monaco’
Juventus are not thinking about their clash with Monaco on Tuesday, instead focusing on Parma, insists Max Allegri.
‘Pirlo available for Monaco’
Max Allegri reveals Andrea Pirlo will be available for Juventus’ clash with Monaco, but isn’t sure on Andrea Barzagli.
Allegri: ‘Parma decisive for Scudetto’
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri believes tomorrow’s trip to Parma will be ‘decisive’ in the Scudetto race.
Mazzarri to return to Napoli?
A shock return for Walter Mazzarri is one of Napoli’s options if, as expected, Rafa Benitez leaves at the end of the season.
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