Bonucci and Maggio trust De Rossi
Leonardo Bonucci and Christian Maggio are confident Daniele De Rossi can do well as a centre-back for Italy against the Czech Republic.
Osvaldo: 'Roma wanted me out'
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is “always proud” to be called by Italy and explained “Roma wanted me to go” to Southampton.
U21: Di Biagio changes for Cyprus
Italy lost their first Under-21 European Championship qualifier, so Gigi Di Biagio “will make three or four changes” against Cyprus.
Kaka: 'To be Milan captain...'
Kaka thanked Marco Amelia for letting him wear the Milan captain’s armband. “It gave me shivers.”
Caceres has torn meniscus
Bad news for Juventus, as Martin Caceres has a suspected torn meniscus while on international duty.
De Rossi defender in Italy 3-5-2
Daniele De Rossi was used in defence as Italy tested out a 3-5-2 system to face the Czech Republic on Tuesday.
Cerci: 'Ready for Czechs'
Alessio Cerci has shaken off a knock and hopes to play in Italy-Czech Republic. “I want to prove my worth.”
Garcia: 'Totti among best in history'
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.”
Thuram 'never doubted' Conte
Lilian Thuram “never had any doubts” his Juventus teammate Antonio Conte would become a great Coach.
Serie B: Empoli and Cesena shocked
Trapani held Empoli to a surprise draw, Siena squeezed past Bari 3-2 and Lanciano shocked leaders Cesena.
Gonalons 'couldn't handle' Napoli
Lyon star Maxime Gonalons was consistently linked with Napoli, but his agent reveals he said no because he couldn’t “handle the competition.”
Parma loaned 'sentimental' Ninis
Greek international Sotiris Ninis was linked with several clubs, but Parma reveal he moved to PAOK “for sentimental reasons.”
Giovinco: 'Competition is healthy'
Sebastian Giovinco is slipping down the pecking order at Juventus, but insists “competition is part of being in a team.”
Kroldrup Fiorentina comeback?
There are growing reports Per Kroldrup could return to Fiorentina after Ahmed Hegazy was ruled out for six months.
Spalletti: 'Milan and Napoli can win'
Zenit Coach Luciano Spalletti gave his predictions for Serie A, believing Milan and Napoli are the only real contenders to Juventus.
Ronaldo: 'Watch Inter and Kaka'
Ronaldo is back in Italy and believes “Inter will have a great season, while Kaka is fired up for Milan.”
Gervinho blames Wenger
Roma striker Gervinho has blamed Arsene Wenger for his failure at Arsenal. “I wasn’t happy” with the position on the wing.
Buffon: 'My loves, Juve and Italy'
Gianluigi Buffon will earn a record 136th cap in Turin on Tuesday, combining “my two great loves: Italy and Juventus.”
Juve consider Vucinic injury
Juventus are preparing alternatives for the clash with Inter after Mirko Vucinic returned from international duty with an injury.
Candreva: 'I'll double my efforts'
Antonio Candreva is ready to “double my efforts” this year for Lazio and Italy leading into the World Cup.
Lazio offer new Klose contract
Miroslav Klose has said he’ll return to Germany next year, but Lazio are hoping to give him a contract extension.
Azzurri are 'Italy of tomorrow'
The Azzurri met with Minister for Integration Cecile Kyenge, who said they represent “the Italy of tomorrow.”
Montella's Fiorentina philosophy
Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella cast his eye over the Scudetto contenders, Kaka’s return and why Adem Ljajic can become a champion.
Juve try again for Gilardino
Juventus failed to sign Alberto Gilardino on transfer deadline day, but Tuttosport claim they’ll try again with Genoa in January.
Pogba: 'I've done nothing yet'
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.”
Allegri: 'Kaka boosts Milan'
Massimiliano Allegri believes Kaka’s presence will help boost all of Milan after he played in a friendly with Chiasso.
Marotta: 'Inter Scudetto favourites'
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta warned next weekend’s opponents Inter are “among the Scudetto favourites.”
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Serie B: Brescia-Novara all square
Carpi earned an historic victory away to Spezia, while the big Brescia-Novara showdown ended in a draw.
Italy condolences after fan deaths
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.
'Nobody else has Genoa history'
Enrico Preziosi is “honoured” to be President of Genoa on their 120th anniversary. “No other club has our history.”
Optimism on Italy trio
Medics are “optimistic” Lorenzo Insigne, Riccardo Montolivo and Alessio Cerci can face the Czech Republic on Tuesday.
Osvaldo brace in Azzurri test
Dani Osvaldo bagged a brace and Alessandro Diamanti also scored in Italy’s 3-0 friendly test ahead of the Czech Republic.
Kaka joy at Milan 'debut'
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.”
Galliani: 'Kaka like 10 years ago'
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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