NEWS

Palermo’s Igor Budan sees the referee for Saturday’s clash between the Rosanero and Milan as likely to come under unparalleled pressure.
Milan centre-back Thiago Silva has denied Monday’s reports that indicated he is interested in a move to Barcelona.
Negotiations over the sale of Lecce are reportedly at an important stage this week as the prospective buyer meets for talks.
Roberto Donadoni has played down his refusal to criticise some questionable refereeing from the weekend. “I don’t care if I’m followed.”
Parma’s sporting director has suggested that Sebastian Giovinco can be considered at least equal to Napoli’s Ezequiel Lavezzi.
Massimo Moratti has ‘cleared things up’ with Claudio Ranieri, seemingly confirming the Inter Coach another stay of execution.
Gabriel Heinze understands the importance of next weekend’s Rome derby, but has a warning for his teammates. “It cannot save an entire season.”
Julio Cesar is struggling to come to terms with the crisis at Inter. “I would not wish this on my worst enemy!”
Carlo Ancelotti says he was never approached over the Roma job – but he still dreams of a capital future.
Paul Pogba won’t consider reported offers from Juventus and Milan until he’s held further talks with Manchester United.
Milan stopper Philippe Mexes has defended his actions against Juventus which led to a suspension. “I get hit too.”
Galatasaray midfielder Felipe Melo won’t be returning to parent club Juventus in the summer. “It’s over.”
Mimmo Criscito is happy to be back in Genoa after he was called up for Italy’s international friendly against USA.
Genoa chief Enrico Preziosi has explained why the club sold Napoli ace Ezequiel Lavezzi in the summer of 2005.
Roma have a fitness concern over Miralem Pjanic ahead of next weekend’s capital derby against Lazio.
Mark Van Bommel could sign a new contract with Milan at the end of the season, his agent has suggested.
Emiliano Viviano has thanked Palermo and Italy boss Cesare Prandelli for his return to the international set-up.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has explained why he opted to call up Roma youngster Fabio Borini to the Giro Azzurro.
Stephan El Shaarawy insists that he never considered a move away from Milan – even while he initially struggled to win the faith of boss Massimiliano Allegri.
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Michel Platini has offered his two cents on the ongoing controversy surrounding Gianluigi Buffon’s post-Milan-Juventus comments.
Thiago Silva has admitted that he knows Barcelona want to sign him, but the defender has also insisted that his focus is only on Milan’s future.
Siena Coach Giuseppe Sannino believes there is give and take with referee decisions and by the end of the season they generally have balanced out.
Marco Cassetti and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo have both been handed two-game suspensions for red cards picked up at the weekend.
The Week 29 fixture between Roma and Genoa has been given a new date, due to the national rugby team’s required use of the Stadio Olimpico.
Botolo Mutti does not think that any extra media attention on Week 26 opponents Milan - or the referee - will affect his Palermo side’s preparations.
Jose Mourinho has congratulated Francesco Guidolin on winning the Panchina d’Oro, but admits that he is still waiting for his same award to arrive.
Daniele De Rossi has denied that an argument with Roma teammate Simon Kjaer was the reason behind both men sitting in the stands at the weekend.
Milan defender Philippe Mexes has received a three-match ban after video evidence found him guilty of punching Juventus’ Marco Borriello at the weekend.
Dave Taylor picks his best XI after another round of heart-stopping games in Serie A.
President Massimo Moratti has admitted that he’s evaluating his club’s next move after Inter’s loss at Napoli.
The second leg of the Italian Cup semi-final between Juventus and Milan will take place on Tuesday 20 March.
The agent of Paolo Cannavaro is unhappy with Italy boss Cesare Prandelli after the Napoli defender was again overlooked.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli says under-fire Gigi Buffon will remain as captain, while he’s defended the exclusions of Mario Balotelli and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.
Parma have insisted that clubs will have to dig deep into their pockets if they want to sign Sebastian Giovinco next summer.

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