NEWS

Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda is adamant his side are “full of confidence” against Inter tonight despite four consecutive defeats.
Former Inter star Adriano’s troubled career took another downward turn today, as Corinthians terminated his contract.
Jose Mourinho is impressed with Napoli as they face Chelsea, while he warns Inter of their “complicated” test with Olympique Marseille.
Genoa have again moved to quash speculation surrounding Rodrigo Palacio, suggesting that a contract extension is more likely than a summer departure.
Transfer guru Lele Oriali has refused to dismiss rumours of a return to Inter, two years on from a less-than acrimonious split from the Nerazzurri
Gianfranco Zola is torn between former sides Chelsea and Napoli as they prepare to meet in Wednesday’s Last 16 second leg clash.
Former Italy Interior Minister Roberto Maroni, who formulised the original ‘fan passport’ scheme, is unhappy that FIGC is replacing it after just a few seasons.
Walter Mazzarri will be on the bench for Napoli’s crucial Champions League clash with Chelsea after an appeal on his original suspension was upheld.
Gabriel Batistuta has admitted that he cannot play football anymore as a consequence of the injuries picked up during his professional career.
Cristiano Ronaldo has distanced himself from a possible future transfer to Milan, saying he is happy at Real Madrid.
Espanyol have admitted an interest in keeping Inter midfielder Philippe Coutinho at the club for the 2012-13 campaign.
Cristian Brocchi is hopeful that he will be handed a new one-year contract with Italian club Lazio.
Cristian Chivu has confirmed that he has begun negotiations with Inter about his contract situation at San Siro.
Parma boss Roberto Donadoni admits his side will have to be virtually perfect to get anything out of Saturday’s game against Milan.
Mattia Destro has what is needed to become a player at a top club, insists Siena sporting director Giorgio Perinetti.
Zdenek Zeman says he intends to still be in charge of Pescara next season – hopefully in the Italian top flight.
Roma have dismissed speculation that they will attempt to offer Palermo Simon Kjaer in exchange for Matias Silvestre.
Marek Hamsik expects his Napoli side to cause Chelsea problems on the counter-attack in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Inter hope to have Ricky Alvarez back from injury in time for the League game against Juventus in Week 29.
Serie B outfit Pescara have denied reports that they have agreed to sell Marco Verratti to Italian giants Juventus.
The Corriere dello Sport is today suggesting that next season’s Serie A will begin on the weekend of August 25 and 26.
Milan youngster Stephan El Shaarawy has clear ideas about his future ambitions with the Italian national side.
Siena youngster Mattia Destro admits that he is proud with links to clubs such as Juventus and Roma.
Giorgio Chiellini and Martin Caceres should both be available for Juventus’ trip to Fiorentina on Saturday night.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Co-owned by Parma and Juventus, playmaker Sebastian Giovinco is ruling out nothing as far as his future from the end of the season is concerned.
Andrea Lazzari believes Fiorentina have been playing well despite recent results and sees next weekend’s clash with Juventus as an opportunity to prove so.
Didier Deschamps sees Inter as favourites for Tuesday’s Champions League second leg encounter with his Marseille side.
Andrea Agnelli has revealed why Juventus imposed a media blackout in the aftermath of their 0-0 draw at Genoa on Sunday.
Whilst backing Massimo Cellino for changing Coach as regularly as he does, Maurizio Zamparini has admitted regretting sacking Stefano Pioli last summer.
Ezequiel Lavezzi and Paolo Cannavaro are eagerly anticipating Napoli’s crucial Champions League trip to London.
The tessera del tifoso - fan passport - scheme has lasted just a few seasons in Serie A, as FIGC confirm it is being dropped in favour of a club-centric system.
Lazio’s Brazilian midfielder Matuzalem has been handed a two-game suspension for the red card he picked up at the weekend.
Siena President Massimo Mezzaroma is hoping to convince boss Giuseppe Sannino to stay at the club for 2012-13.
Genoa have revealed that they showed an interest in Coach Luis Enrique before he opted to join Roma in the summer.

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