NEWS

Roma give Mattia Destro a chance as they visit Paulo Dybala’s exciting giant-killers Palermo.
Empoli forced several tough saves out of Samir Handanovic, but Inter held on for a 0-0 draw on Xherdan Shaqiri’s debut.
Napoli director Riccardo Bigon looks back over his biggest transfer regrets: Gareth Bale and Arturo Vidal.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito dubbed Felipe Anderson “priceless” and claims Roma verbally “assaulted” him.
Luca Toni is back in the Verona squad for their trip to Juventus after a 6-1 Coppa Italia mauling.
Andrea Pirlo confirmed he is trying to save his old club Brescia, but won’t make direct investments.
Serie B is back after the winter break and Pescara won a six-goal thriller at Trapani while Brescia shocked third-placed Frosinone.
Arturo Vidal and Angelo Ogbonna are out of action as Juventus host Hellas Verona tomorrow.
Xherdan Shaqiri is on the bench and could well make his debut, but Lukas Podolski starts as Inter visit Empoli.
Alessandro Diamanti’s Fiorentina debut is put back again, but Khouma Babacar returns against Chievo.
MLS side Toronto FC have reportedly offered huge wages to Juventus contract rebel Sebastian Giovinco.
Andrea Pirlo is prepared to invest in Serie B side Brescia to avoid bankruptcy with Roberto Baggio possibly as Coach.
Antonio Nocerino started his Parma adventure, but said Torino Coach Giampiero Ventura “treated me like an idiot.”
Stefano Pioli has lost Stefano Mauri too, but hopes a decimated Lazio “can prove we’re a team” against Napoli.
Pippo Inzaghi admits a Milan Coach “will always be under pressure” ahead of a tricky Lombardy Derby with Atalanta.
Rafa Benitez said Napoli “must prove we deserve” third place against Lazio, but told Dries Mertens’ agent to “shut up.”
Pippo Inzaghi welcomed Suso and Alessio Cerci to Milan, while he’s “happy” for Fernando Torres in Madrid.
Rafa Benitez went back over the Napoli-Juventus controversy. “The big clubs have to win and every now and then...”
Vincenzo Montella blamed the media for “creating a storm” around Mario Gomez, but Alessandro Diamanti could get his Fiorentina debut.
Manolo Gabbiadini and Ivan Strinic are in the Napoli squad visiting Lazio tomorrow afternoon.
Max Allegri warned Juventus must forget the Coppa Italia drubbing of Verona, reassured Arturo Vidal, but blasted Juan Jesus.
Fiorentina are said to be interested in Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama.
Arrigo Sacchi is considering a return to Milan as a director, but not as a tutor for Coach Pippo Inzaghi.
Atletico Madrid have reportedly asked Inter for an option on Mauro Icardi as part of the deal for Mario Suarez.
Blerim Dzemaili could return to Serie A for Fiorentina on Monday after failing to settle at Galatasaray.
Cagliari are fighting Parma for the signature of Guangzhou Evergrande striker Alberto Gilardino.
As expected, Suso has officially completed his transfer to Milan six months early from Liverpool.
Milan are thought to be offering €5m for Atletico Madrid full-back Guilherme Siqueira.
Udinese are reportedly trying to bring Torino striker Fabio Quagliarella back to the Stadio Friuli.
Inter could bring Mattia Destro back over the summer by selling goalkeeper Samir Handanovic to Roma.
There are remarkable reports that Samuel Eto’o will join Sampdoria with a contract that includes a film of his life.
Xherdan Shaqiri could get his Inter debut against Empoli, Roma face Paulo Dybala’s exciting Palermo before a Lazio-Napoli showdown for third place.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero's three-month ban for racist comments against Erick Thohir has been removed, while his €10,000 fine remains.
Dries Mertens’ agent speaks out and reveals the Napoli player wants more playing time, while his future will be decided ‘step by step’.