Paletta to undergo back surgery
Parma have confirmed that defender Gabriel Paletta will have to undergo lower back surgery, after treatment proved unsuccessful.
Mandorlini: Iturbe like a son
Ahead of Verona’s trip to Roma, Coach Andrea Mandorlini has expressed his deep fondness for Argentine forward Juan Iturbe.
Mandorlini: Roma almost unbeatable
Verona’s Andrea Mandorlini says he will look to take advantage of Roma’s weaknesses on Saturday, but admits they have very few.
Corini: Empoli an important game
Chievo Coach Eugenio Corini has highlighted the importance of Sunday’s home fixture against Empoli.
Thohir: Inter adapting to FFP
Inter President and owner Erick Thohir says the club are fully committed to fulfilling UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.
‘Widmer could go in June’
Udinese sporting director Cristiano Giaretta hopes to be able to hold on to Silvan Widmer, but admits that might not be easy.
Colantuono wary of ‘quality’ Juve
Stefano Colantuono expects a very difficult game on Saturday when his Atalanta side face reigning champions Juventus.
Maggio: Napoli will rise again
Napoli defender Christian Maggio assures that his team will be able to rebound from a difficult start to the season.
Juve list 21 for Atalanta
Juventus have listed 21 players for their Week 5 trip to Atalanta, with Andrea Pirlo and Andrea Barzagli still absent.
‘Something not right with Napoli’
Former defender Moreno Ferrario suggests that Napoli are currently suffering from a lack of leadership in the locker room.
Allegri: Juve can still improve
Max Allegri updates on the conditions of Andrea Pirlo, Andrea Barzagli and Arturo Vidal and reflects that Juventus can still improve.
Roma list squad for Verona
Roma have named their squad of players to face Verona on Saturday night in Serie A, still with a number of absentees.
Garcia: Totti feels like he is 28
Rudi Garcia has remarked at birthday boy Francesco Totti’s evergreen appearance and assures focus is very much on Verona tomorrow.
Berlusconi: Coach and I together
A Dino Zoff impersonator managed to gleam a few details about Milan out of Silvio Berlusconi, including his relationship with Pippo Inzaghi.
Galliani: Inzaghi working on defence
Adriano Galliani says Pippo Inzaghi is ‘working on’ Milan’s defensive fragility, but isn’t disheartened by recent results.
Damato awarded Genoa derby
Antonio Damato will be in charge of the Derby della Lanterna this weekend between Genoa and Sampdoria.
Valdifiori, Sarri handed bans
Empoli’s Mirko Valdifiori is the only player suspended after Week 4 of Serie A, and he is joined in the stands by Maurizio Sarri.
Lotito: Too early to consider Pioli
Claudio Lotito has affirmed faith in Stefano Pioli for the time being at Lazio and hit out at those criticising his presence with Italy.
Serie A Team of Week 4
With so many superb performances this midweek in Week 4 of Serie A, Dave Taylor found it difficult to pick his best XI.
Klose: All behind Pioli
Miroslav Klose has backed Stefano Pioli to come good at Lazio, despite it being the club’s worst start to a season in 54 years.
‘Reja at Napoli to June, perfect’
Salvatore Bagni believes his former side Napoli may be better off bringing in someone like Edy Reja to the end of the season, if their crisis doesn’t allay.
Belotti: Maybe I resemble Sheva
Palermo and Italy Under-21 forward Andrea Belotti says that Andriy Shevchenko is his role model on and off the pitch.
Verratti: Roma pressing like Barca
Marco Verratti can’t see beyond Juventus and Roma in the League, but has given out a few tips about Serie A’s season.
Verratti: Immobile over Balotelli
Marco Verratti says that he would prefer Ciro Immobile to Mario Balotelli in his hypothetical fantasy league team.
‘Only one from me, De Rossi, Pirlo’
Marco Verratti calls Antonio Conte’s training sessions ‘strange’, and expects only one from himself, Daniele De Rossi and Andrea Pirlo to start for Italy.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Pioli 'didn't expect' Lazio loss
Stefano Pioli admits “it wasn’t the performance we expected” from Lazio in their home defeat to Udinese.
Milan-San Lorenzo announced
San Lorenzo will face Milan at San Siro in the Trofeo Berlusconi match on Wednesday November 5.
Strama: 'Udinese's important sign'
Andrea Stramaccioni said Udinese’s 1-0 win at Lazio, which put them third in the table, is “an important sign.”
Udinese cause Lazio upset
Cyril Thereau’s well-worked goal proved enough for Udinese to conquer the Olimpico and go third, as Lazio again failed to make pressure count.
Higuain happy at Napoli
Gonzalo Higuain insists Napoli is “a fantastic city to play football” and he’s not shaken by criticism.
Chile call Vidal and Medel
Arturo Vidal has been called up for international duty by Chile after recovering from injury.
Roma welcome FFP investigation
Roma released a statement after UEFA formally opened an investigation into their Financial Fair Play status.
Lazio rely on Miroslav Klose and Federico Marchetti during an injury crisis, while Udinese look to Luis Muriel.
Tacopina fails in Bologna bid
After weeks of negotiations, Bologna have increased their capital with Massimo Zanetti, not American Joe Tacopina.
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