Serie A Previews: The long weekend
While we wait for Monday’s Roma-Juventus showdown, Milan are at Chievo, Inter-Fiorentina is a fight for Europe and Napoli visit giant-killers Torino.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
‘I like Cavani and Verratti, but...’
Director general Beppe Marotta speaks all-round about Juventus' mercato, touching on Edinson Cavani, Marco Verratti and Carlos Tevez.
Mourinho open to Italy return
Former Inter Coach José Mourinho reveals he ‘could coach another Italian team’, whilst he reminisces on his time with the Nerazzurri.
Pallotta: ‘Ready for Juventus’
President James Pallotta says Roma are ‘ready’ for Juventus and predicts a ‘fun, great game’ against Fiorentina.
‘Stadium still open for Parma, but…’
Parma mayor Federico Pizzarotti says the city's stadium should be barred for President Giampietro Manenti, but not for the players or the supporters.
‘I believe in Inter and Icardi’
President Erick Thohir admits Wolfsburg are a 'really strong' team but still backs Inter, whilst discussing future 'top player' Mauro Icardi.
‘Roma-Juve, credibility at stake’
Beppe Marotta has 'high expectations' for Roma-Juventus as he suggests that ‘credibility’ will be at stake.
‘Pogba offers not welcome’
Director general Beppe Marotta closes on the possible sale of Paul Pogba, declaring that Juventus ‘don't want to negotiate with anyone’.
‘Ferrero will crumble Sampdoria’
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini riles against the 'traitor' Massimo Ferrero, and warns he will 'crumble Sampdoria'.
‘No European tie with Fiorentina’
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia admits that playing against Fiorentina in the Last 16 ‘hardly feels like the Europa League’.
Pereyra: ‘I like being Pirlo's sub!’
Juventus’ Roberto Pereyra is growing confident playing in Andrea Pirlo's role, whilst he looks forward to the second Borussia Dortmund match.
Cerci: 'All clear with Inzaghi'
Milan striker Alessio Cerci says he is 'fully at the service' of his Coach Filippo Inzaghi, downplaying tensions over an alleged rift between the two.
Parma mayor: 'Ready to close stadium'
Parma mayor Federico Pizzarotti has attacked President Giampietro Manenti after their meeting and threatened to 'close the stadium down'.
Manenti: 'Parma need money'
President Giampietro Manenti admits that Parma 'need a lot of money', but promises the club 'won't vanish'.
Official: Genoa-Parma postponed
Lega Serie A have released a statement confirming that Genoa-Parma will be postponed to a date yet to be determined.
Pereyra: 'Roma gap means nothing'
Midfielder Roberto Pereyra says Juve's nine-point lead over Roma 'means nothing' once the teams are on the pitch.
Montella regrets Roma draw
Fiorentina Coach Vincenzo Montella says drawing Roma is disappointing, though he admits the 'logistics' are a bonus.
Tavecchio: ‘Last chance for Parma’
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio warns the postponement of Sunday’s game is the ‘last lifeline’ for crisis-hit Parma.
Genoa-Parma postponed, not cancelled
The FIGC has given the go-ahead for Parma’s match at Genoa on Sunday to be postponed, so the Ducali are not yet doomed.
Manenti: ‘Money is there’
Giampietro Manenti has arrived for his meeting with the mayor of Parma, and the Ducali President insists he has money to pay wages.
Parma Press conference tomorrow
Parma Coach Roberto Donadoni and captain Alessandro Lucarelli will hold a Press conference at Collecchio tomorrow, the club has announced.
Inzaghi: ‘At Chievo to win’
Milan Coach Filippo Inzaghi says his side are at Chievo to win tomorrow night, and defends Mattia Destro.
Inzaghi denies Cerci rift
Milan Coach Filippo Inzaghi denies reports of a bust-up with Alessio Cerci, and says the club is ready to help save Parma.
Pogba fit for Roma?
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba will be fit to face Roma in Monday’s Scudetto showdown, according to reports.
Lucarelli: ‘We won’t play Genoa game’
Parma captain Alessandro Lucarelli has announced that he and his teammates will not play this weekend’s game against Genoa.
Bigon: ‘Dynamo Moscow not easy’
Napoli’s sporting director Riccardo Bigon warns that the Europa League tie with Dynamo Moscow is not a formality.
Milan name squad for Chievo
Milan Coach Filippo Inzaghi has named his side for the Rossoneri’s trip to Chievo tomorrow night.
Fassone: ‘Wolfsburg tough tie’
Inter director Marco Fassone admits that Wolfsburg were ‘one of the strongest in the draw’ after drawing them in the Europa League.
Roma pleased with Fiorentina draw
Roma CEO Italo Zanzi says he’s pleased to have drawn Fiorentina in the Europa League, because it minimises travel.
Italian derby in the Europa League
The five Serie A sides remaining in the Europa League have learnt who they’ll face, with an all-Italian tie between Roma and Fiorentina.
Official: Inter sign Felipe
Inter have officially completed the signing of former Parma defender Dias Felipe on a free transfer.
Russian, Ukrainian teams separated
UEFA has announced that Russian and Ukrainian teams will be kept apart during this afternoon’s Europa League draw.
‘Rugani ready for Juventus’
Empoli Coach Maurizio Sarri insists Daniele Rugani is ready to make the step up to play for Juventus.
Handanovic renewal at risk?
It’s reported that Samir Handanovic may not agree on a new Inter contract, with Roma ready to move if he doesn’t.
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