Serie A Previews: The long weekend
Inter open the round by hosting Udinese, then leaders Juventus visit Fiorentina and Monday’s second place showdown between Roma and Napoli.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Verratti returns for PSG
Marco Verratti is back in the Paris Saint-Germain squad for the Coupe de la Ligue final.
Vrsaljko or Widmer for Juventus?
Juventus are considering Sime Vrsaljko or Silvan Widmer as backup to Stephan Lichtsteiner, according to reports.
Tevez: ‘Sell Bombonera for Pogba!’
Carlos Tevez jokes Boca Juniors “should sell La Bombonera” to get former Juventus teammate Paul Pogba.
Lippi, Montella or Sousa for Milan?
Milan are reportedly considering three candidates for their next Coach - Marcello Lippi, Paulo Sousa and Vincenzo Montella.
Icardi: ‘Inter must finish fourth’
Mauro Icardi describes Inter’s aims as “finish fourth, have a great pre-season and improve”.
Inter name squad for Udinese
Geoffrey Kondogbia returns, as Roberto Mancini names his Inter squad to face Udinese.
Miha: ‘Bacca wasn’t angry with me…’
Sinisa Mihajlovic notes “the tension at Milan wasn’t there” when he was Coach.
Bernardeschi: ‘Buffon a legend’
Federico Bernardeschi describes Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon as “a legend” but “I wouldn’t mind scoring past him…”
Hernanes: ‘We’ve won nothing yet’
Midfielder Hernanes reminds Juventus “we haven’t won anything yet”.
Higuain Sr: ‘Napoli don’t get help…’
Gonzalo Higuain’s father, Jorge, declares “Napoli are not a team who have had help like Juventus”.
Keita: ‘Happy for Totti’
Seydou Keita is “happy” for Francesco Totti but “he’s a player like any other in the dressing room”.
Prandelli: ‘Roma mishandling Totti’
Cesare Prandelli believes “there’s something missing” at boardroom level for Roma due to their handling of the Francesco Totti saga.
Sensi: ‘Totti should play more’
Former Roma President Rosella Sensi believes Francesco Totti “deserves more playing time”.
Suning Group arrive for Inter
Representatives of the Suning Group have arrived to discuss investment in Inter, but Massimo Moratti won’t be President.
Darmian: ‘More physical in England’
Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian admits he struggled to adapt to English football - “it's more physical and less tactical.”
Lazio Russia sale?
Reports suggest Claudio Lotito is in talks to sell Lazio to a Russian consortium.
Juventus lose Sturaro to illness
Stefano Sturaro will not travel to Florence with the Juventus squad, as he’s suffering from mumps, but he was suspended anyway.
‘Udinese have nothing to lose’
Roberto Mancini warns Udinese “have nothing to lose” against Inter tomorrow.
Mancini: ‘It’s my fault’
Roberto Mancini says “it’s my fault” Inter are outsiders for Champions League qualification.
Mancini: ‘CL not gone yet’
Inter Coach Roberto Mancini isn’t giving up on the Champions League - “wait until the end”.
Bacca: ‘Brocchi, I’m sorry’
Carlos Bacca apologised to Cristian Brocchi and Milan for his actions last night - “that’s not me”.
Juventus to keep Pogba
Juventus and Paul Pogba have reportedly agreed that the midfielder will stay in Turin this summer.
Serie A Team of Week 34
With Roma making a superb late comeback and several cracking goals scored it’s been an exciting midweek as Dave Taylor selects his top XI from Week 34.
De Canio: 'Knew Udinese would rise'
Coach Luigi De Canio says he was always confident Udinese would escape relegation and expects 'both teams to try and win' against Inter.
Milan: Balo, Alex suspended
Mario Balotelli and Alex have been handed a one-day ban after Milan – Carpi, and both clubs have been fined.
Week 35 referees
Paolo Tagliavento will officiate Fiorentina-Juventus, while Daniele Orsato has to handle Roma-Napoli.
Nainggolan opens to Chelsea
Radja Nainngolan is allegedly open to leaving Roma as Chelsea become increasingly confident of signing him.
Roma, Napoli vie for Ben Yedder
Roma and Napoli are both after Franco-Tunisian striker Wissam Ben Yedder, currently playing for Toulouse.
Inter offices bugged?
Inter are apparently under an espionage threat as CEO Michael Bolingbroke found a bug in their offices.
Serie A: video replays summit
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio held a summit with Lega Serie A and B over the upcoming introduction of video replays.
'Inter, shame about Laxalt'
Diego Laxalt's agent says Inter won't take him back from Genoa, which is 'a shame, he's hitting his prime'.
Barzagli: 'Juve CL not just luck'
Andrea Barzagli says Juventus' defeats in the Champions League 'don't come down to bad luck'.
Barzagli: 'Secret to Juve defence'
Andrea Barzagli wishes he were younger to have more years with Juventus, while revealing their strength lies in teamwork.
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