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Leonardo Bonucci and Christian Maggio are confident Daniele De Rossi can do well as a centre-back for Italy against the Czech Republic.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is “always proud” to be called by Italy and explained “Roma wanted me to go” to Southampton.
Italy lost their first Under-21 European Championship qualifier, so Gigi Di Biagio “will make three or four changes” against Cyprus.
Kaka thanked Marco Amelia for letting him wear the Milan captain’s armband. “It gave me shivers.”
Bad news for Juventus, as Martin Caceres has a suspected torn meniscus while on international duty.
Daniele De Rossi was used in defence as Italy tested out a 3-5-2 system to face the Czech Republic on Tuesday.
Alessio Cerci has shaken off a knock and hopes to play in Italy-Czech Republic. “I want to prove my worth.”
Rudi Garcia is surprised by the “passion” at Roma and sees Francesco Totti as “one of the very best players in the history of the sport.”
Lilian Thuram “never had any doubts” his Juventus teammate Antonio Conte would become a great Coach.
Trapani held Empoli to a surprise draw, Siena squeezed past Bari 3-2 and Lanciano shocked leaders Cesena.
Lyon star Maxime Gonalons was consistently linked with Napoli, but his agent reveals he said no because he couldn’t “handle the competition.”
Greek international Sotiris Ninis was linked with several clubs, but Parma reveal he moved to PAOK “for sentimental reasons.”
Sebastian Giovinco is slipping down the pecking order at Juventus, but insists “competition is part of being in a team.”
There are growing reports Per Kroldrup could return to Fiorentina after Ahmed Hegazy was ruled out for six months.
Zenit Coach Luciano Spalletti gave his predictions for Serie A, believing Milan and Napoli are the only real contenders to Juventus.
Ronaldo is back in Italy and believes “Inter will have a great season, while Kaka is fired up for Milan.”
Roma striker Gervinho has blamed Arsene Wenger for his failure at Arsenal. “I wasn’t happy” with the position on the wing.
Gianluigi Buffon will earn a record 136th cap in Turin on Tuesday, combining “my two great loves: Italy and Juventus.”
Juventus are preparing alternatives for the clash with Inter after Mirko Vucinic returned from international duty with an injury.
Antonio Candreva is ready to “double my efforts” this year for Lazio and Italy leading into the World Cup.
Miroslav Klose has said he’ll return to Germany next year, but Lazio are hoping to give him a contract extension.
The Azzurri met with Minister for Integration Cecile Kyenge, who said they represent “the Italy of tomorrow.”
Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella cast his eye over the Scudetto contenders, Kaka’s return and why Adem Ljajic can become a champion.
Juventus failed to sign Alberto Gilardino on transfer deadline day, but Tuttosport claim they’ll try again with Genoa in January.
Paul Pogba is now a Juventus fan favourite, but insists he’s “not a King or Ballon d’Or winner, so I can’t stop now.”
Massimiliano Allegri believes Kaka’s presence will help boost all of Milan after he played in a friendly with Chiasso.
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta warned next weekend’s opponents Inter are “among the Scudetto favourites.”
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Carpi earned an historic victory away to Spezia, while the big Brescia-Novara showdown ended in a draw.
Italy captain Gigi Buffon sent a message of condolence to the families of two fans who died on their way to last night’s game in Palermo.
Enrico Preziosi is “honoured” to be President of Genoa on their 120th anniversary. “No other club has our history.”
Medics are “optimistic” Lorenzo Insigne, Riccardo Montolivo and Alessio Cerci can face the Czech Republic on Tuesday.
Dani Osvaldo bagged a brace and Alessandro Diamanti also scored in Italy’s 3-0 friendly test ahead of the Czech Republic.
Kaka wore the captain’s armband and provided an assist on his Milan comeback, a 4-0 friendly win over Chiasso. “I’ve learned a lot.”
Adriano Galliani explains he’d been working on Kaka’s return since he left Milan, while the Brazilian is “almost the same as 10 years ago.”

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