NEWS

FIFA have accepted Cesare Prandelli’s proposal to introduce ‘water breaks’ in exceptionally hot weather at the World Cup.
Fourth-placed Fiorentina host Inter in tonight’s head-to-head for a place in Europe.
Roma have seen their urgent appeal against a two-match crowd ban rejected, so the Curve are closed for Sampdoria.
Fiorentina owner Diego Della Valle continued his feud with Juventus patron and “imbecile” John Elkann.
Marcello Lippi reveals he turned down an offer from Real Madrid and “it was a mistake” to quit Italy in 2006.
Diego Lopez maintains Massimo Cellino is still “the reference point” for Cagliari despite his Leeds deal.
Catania Coach Rolando Maran is “200 per cent sure of safety” ahead of the early game with Lazio.
Sassuolo boss Alberto Malesani doubts Napoli will be “tired” after their Coppa Italia exploits against Roma.
Alessandro Diamanti assures he’ll “work every day to earn my place” at the World Cup after joining Guangzhou Evergrande.
The top of the table Cesena-Palermo showdown is all square, but Empoli fail to take advantage and Lanciano crush Avellino.
Cesare Prandelli hinted Italy should “expect new elements on a technical level” at the World Cup. Did he mean Francesco Totti?
Edy Reja told Lazio a third consecutive away victory at Catania would bring them closer to Europe.
Coach Clarence Seedorf hit back at criticism of his Milan side. “People try to create controversy.”
Fiorentina revive their interest in Emanuele Giaccherini after Gus Poyet confirmed he’s “frustrated” at Sunderland.
Napoli are forced to reshuffle for their trip to Sassuolo, missing Jorginho, Gokhan Inler and Jose Callejon.
Sassuolo defender Francesco Acerbi explained why he’s training during chemotherapy. “Pain is only temporary.”
Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli and Mirko Vucinic are out of Juventus-Chievo tomorrow.
Rudi Garcia said Roma are “angry wolves” after their Coppa Italia exit and will take it out on Sampdoria.
Francesco Totti is out of Roma’s Serie A encounter with Sampdoria tomorrow night.
Rafa Benitez is not afraid Napoli’s concentration levels will drop against Sassuolo between Coppa Italia and Europa League.
Sinisa Mihajlovic is confident Sampdoria can give Roma a good run for their money. “We’ll press them hard.”
Gigi Buffon is impressed with Daniel Osvaldo, accepts Antonio Conte’s Juventus punishment and ignores “gossip.”
Spanish and Italian papers claim Real Madrid will need at least €50m to tempt Arturo Vidal from Juventus.
Italian sources claim Swansea City have made an offer to Parma Coach Roberto Donadoni.
Inter midfielder Zdravko Kuzmanovic returns to face Fiorentina and is eager for victory. “It’s not a game like any other for me.”
Mario Balotelli credits his wonder-strike to “training and the talent God gave me,” while admiring Clarence Seedorf’s honesty.
Adriano Galliani says Mario Balotelli scored “the goal of the year” and hopes Milan can beat Atletico Madrid.
Roma protested the “ambiguous and confusing” rules after a two-match crowd ban for anti-Neapolitan chants.
Tonight Vincenzo Montella’s Fiorentina host Walter Mazzarri’s Inter, while on Sunday it’s Juventus-Chievo, Sassuolo-Napoli and Roma-Sampdoria.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Clarence Seedorf was not surprised by Mario Balotelli’s incredible winner for Milan against Bologna. “I believe in him.”
Bologna Coach Davide Ballardini can’t believe his side lost to Milan after a stunning Mario Balotelli “goal out of nowhere.”
Mario Balotelli reveals how he scored his Milan-Bologna wonder-strike and had a special dedication.
Mario Balotelli scored a goal of the season contender as Milan beat Bologna 1-0 on Friday evening at San Siro.
Vincenzo Montella has admitted that his Fiorentina side are ‘a bit tired’ after their Coppa exploits in midweek.

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