Lazio give injury updates
Lazio confirm Thomas Strakosha should be fit to face Juventus next weekend, but Jordan Lukaku is out of action for 10 days.
Gabigol: 'I didn't fail at Inter'
Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa insists he did not “fail” at Inter and has no intention of walking out early on Benfica. “European football is very different.”
Ancelotti: 'Roma wanted me'
Carlo Ancelotti reveals Roma asked him to take the Olimpico job two years ago, “but I had already signed for Bayern Munich.”
Schillaci: 'My Italy one of the best'
Totò Schillaci looked back on the 1990 World Cup, sees himself in Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne, but not going in 2018 would be “a catastrophe.”
Chiriches facing shoulder surgery
There are warnings from Romania that Napoli defender Vlad Chiriches could require surgery on his shoulder. “He has a loose ligament.”
Allegri: 'UCL dream, not objective'
Max Allegri insists winning the Champions League “is not an objective for Juventus, but a dream we have to work towards over many years.”
Ancelotti: 'I was fired because...'
Carlo Ancelotti joked he “left Real Madrid because I was too close to the players, then Bayern Munich fired me because I had a bad rapport with the players.”
Di Vaio backs Zaza for Azzurri
Simone Zaza will earn an Italy recall if he keeps banging in the goals for Valencia, trusts Marco Di Vaio. “The best thing is his desire.”
Sassuolo consider Coach Zekic
Sassuolo are considering Croatian tactician Zoran Zekic, currently at Osijek, if they fire Cristian Bucchi.
Police raid Benevento HQ
Police raided the Benevento HQ and training centre as part of an investigation after captain Fabio Lucioni failed a doping test.
Brozovic and Mandzukic injured
Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic and Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic sustained injuries on international duty with Croatia.
Papers tear Ventura's Italy apart
The Italy squad, and in particular Coach Giampiero Ventura, have been lambasted by the media after a 1-1 draw with Macedonia.
Guidolin: 'Napoli for the Scudetto'
Francesco Guidolin tips Napoli for the Scudetto, Manchester City for the Premier League and wishes he’d worked with Gigi Buffon.
Guidolin: 'I rejected Inter last year'
Francesco Guidolin reveals he was offered the Inter job last year, came close to Juventus, Lazio and the Italy bench, but has “no regrets.”
Ramires or Teixeira for Inter?
Inter could get a ‘gift’ from sibling club Jiangsu Suning in January in the form of Ramires or Alex Teixeira on loan.
Mandzukic 'potentially serious' injury
Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic sustained a “potentially serious” ankle injury while playing for Croatia last night.
Marotta: 'Dybala-Juve for life'
Juventus are prepared to “make a big financial sacrifice” to keep Paulo Dybala for life, confirmed Beppe Marotta. “He asked to stay here.”
Squinzi: 'Berlusconi slammed Montella'
Former Milan President Silvio Berlusconi said Vincenzo Montella “understands very little” about football, reveals Sassuolo patron Giorgio Squinzi.
New Juve salary for Alex Sandro
Alex Sandro is expected to sign a new contract with Juventus worth €5m per year, plus bonuses to match Chelsea’s proposal.
Rugani: 'Azzurri sat back'
Daniele Rugani believes Italy’s biggest mistake against Macedonia was “slowing down after taking the lead” in their 1-1 draw.
Zappacosta: 'Italy jeers justified'
Davide Zappacosta acknowledges the fans were “justified” in jeering Italy off the pitch after their 1-1 draw with Macedonia.
Italy await play-offs place
Italy are not yet guaranteed a spot in the 2018 World Cup play-offs, let alone the status of seeds in the draw, so could be paired with Portugal or Croatia.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Ventura: 'Italy struggle in play-offs'
Giampiero Ventura again slammed the door on Jorginho, but confessed “if Italy play like in the second half with Macedonia, we’ll struggle in the play-offs.”
Angelovski: 'Macedonia deserved draw'
Macedonia Coach Igor Angelovski trusts they “deserved at least a point” over the two very tight games against Italy.
Parolo: 'Azzurri stretched out'
Marco Parolo insists Italy’s first half against Macedonia was acceptable, but after the break “we were more stretched out.”
Buffon: 'Italy psychological shift'
Gigi Buffon admits Italy lost confidence, momentum and enjoyment after a 1-1 draw with Macedonia. “We need a psychological shift.”
Pandev: 'Italy nothing to play for'
Genoa and Macedonia striker Goran Pandev “could tell Italy had nothing to play for” in the 1-1 World Cup qualifier draw.
Barzagli: 'Bad Italy performance'
Andrea Barzagli reveals he had a muscular problem and acknowledges Italy put in “a bad performance” with Macedonia.
Chiellini: 'Italy lost enthusiasm'
Giorgio Chiellini concedes Italy fans had every reason to jeer after a 1-1 draw with Macedonia. “Defeat to Spain sapped our enthusiasm.”
Ventura: 'Italy were not positive'
Giampiero Ventura admits Italy were poor in the second half of their 1-1 draw with Macedonia, but blamed poor fitness levels.
Macedonia stall awful Italy
Giorgio Chiellini’s opener was wiped out by Palermo winger Aleksandar Trajkovski, as uninspired Italy were held by Macedonia.
Caldirola seeks Bremen exit
Luca Caldirola warns he could leave Werder Bremen after struggling for playing time. “I don’t feel the Coach has faith in me.”
Liveblog: Italy v Macedonia
Join us for all the build-up, action and post-match comments from Italy’s World Cup qualifier against Macedonia in Turin.
Gasp: 'International duty enriches'
Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini admits losing so many players to international duty is tiring, but “it also enriches the players.”
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