NEWS

Bologna’s sporting director has asserted that the club will not sell wantaway forward Simone Verdi in January.
It has been confirmed that the new President of the FIGC will be elected on January 29.
Inter have announced that goalkeeper Samir Handanovic has extended his contract with the club until 2021.
Sinisa Mihajlovic says Torino need more from Andrea Belotti and that Coaches are divided into two groups – “those that are sacked and those that will be.”
There are fears that Juventus defender Benedikt Howedes faces “a long spell out” after his latest thigh injury.
Damiano Tommasi says he will see where Francesco Totti’s ‘assist’ takes him after being backed for the FIGC’s presidency by his former Roma teammate.
Juventus will reportedly spring a tactical surprise against Napoli on Friday by lining up in a 4-3-2-1 formation.
Inter are reportedly keeping tabs on Boca Juniors and Argentina starlet Cristian Pavon.
Lorenzo Tonelli joins Faouzi Ghoulam and Arkadiusz Milik out of Napoli’s squad for their crunch encounter with Juventus on Friday.
Juventus legend Dino Zoff has admitted that Napoli “have something extra” on his former club ahead of Friday’s Serie A showdown.
Miralem Pjanic claims “everyone’s hoping that Juventus lose” to Napoli on Friday, therefore beating them “would be even better.”
Roma attacker Diego Perotti was reportedly involved in a car crash on Friday morning but did not suffer any injuries.
Arrigo Sacchi has praised Gennaro Gattuso’s character but refused to pass judgment on how the new Milan boss would fare.
Bryan Cristante insists he is happy at Atalanta, despite being ‘flattered’ by reported interest from the likes of Inter, Juventus and Atletico Madrid.
Arrigo Sacchi believes Friday’s Serie A bout between Napoli and Juventus can go some way towards alleviating the disappointment of Italy’s World Cup failure.
Gianfranco Zola says that while he does not believe Juventus are weaker this season, he hopes Napoli win Friday’s showdown at the San Paolo.
Olympic chief Giovanni Malago is keeping coy on who the FIGC’s new President will be but has acknowledged Francesco Totti’s support for Damiano Tommasi.
Milan Skriniar claims Inter have what it takes to “win all our games” after their unbeaten start to the season.
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
The Corriere della Sera and La7 claim Yonghong Li’s purchase of Milan was “absolutely not transparent, reaching a level that has never been seen before.”
Genoa squeezed past fellow Serie A side Crotone to reach the Last 16 of the Coppa Italia against Juventus thanks to Francesco Migliore’s scorcher.
SPAL Coach Leonardo Semplici is “convinced we’ll make a good impression, even if Roma are one of the best sides in Serie A.”
Gonzalo Higuain is increasingly likely to be risked from the start as Juventus take on his former club Napoli on Friday night.
Fiorentina will activate their €10m option to buy Argentina international defender German Pezzella, confirmed director Pantaleo Corvino.
Brazilian midfielder Lucas Lima was linked with Milan and Inter, but today confirmed he is joining Palmeiras as a free agent.
Kostas Manolas has reportedly agreed a new three-year contract with Roma, with a release clause said to be worth €37m.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero warned Lucas Torreira “is worth €50m, while for Dennis Praet they need €30-40m and we don’t intend to sell.”
Juventus could use Paulo Dybala as a False 9 with Douglas Costa and Juan Cuadrado against Napoli after Mario Mandzukic and Gonzalo Higuain injuries.
Giuseppe Rossi has reportedly passed his Genoa medical and will sign a contract over the next 24-48 hours.
Danilo D’Ambrosio celebrates 100 appearances for Inter and thanks Coach Luciano Spalletti for doing “psychological work” on the team.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been charged with misconduct by the English FA after he was sent off against Swansea City.
Udinese swept through to the Coppa Italia Round of 16 against Napoli after a truly spectacular 8-3 victory over Serie B outfit Perugia.
Napoli reveal who was behind the change of scheduling so Gomorrah episodes don’t clash with the Juventus game – Dries Mertens and Gennaro Savastano!
Gonzalo Higuain is racing against time to be ready for Napoli v Juventus tomorrow night, but there are conflicting views on his hand injury.
Christian Maggio warns Napoli-Juventus “is not like any other game” and praised Coach Maurizio Sarri. “We work hard and have fun too.”