NEWS

Sky Sport Italia claim Pescara are very close to securing Joleon Lescott as a free agent if he terminates his Aston Villa contract.
Atletico Madrid winger Alessio Cerci has been spotted in Rome, fuelling reports he’ll reunite with Ciro Immobile at Lazio.
Frank de Boer named his Inter squad to face Palermo, dropping transfer-listed Stevan Jovetic and Caner Erkin.
Torino Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic puts a line under the Nikola Maksimovic saga. “He is dead to me.”
Juventus again leave Gonzalo Higuain on the bench, but start Medhi Bentia and Dani Alves for their trip to Ciro Immobile’s Lazio.
Multiple reports suggest Napoli have signed the documentation to take Marko Rog from Dinamo Zagreb for €14m.
Join us for all the build-up and action in two huge Serie A games, starting with Lazio-Juventus and then Napoli v Milan.
Fiorentina announced they have signed Sebastian Carlos Cristoforo Pepe from Sevilla.
Palermo Coach Davide Ballardini assured they’ll be “aggressive” against Inter at San Siro, but won’t comment on Mario Balotelli.
Frank de Boer warned “it’ll take at least four weeks before the level I want to see” as Inter host Palermo, and welcomed Gabigol and Joao Mario.
Sassuolo have officially sent Karim Laribi on loan to Serie B side Cesena as part of the Antonino Ragusa deal.
Gabigol’s agent confirms he’ll play one last game for Santos before joining Inter in September. “We are very happy.”
Edinson Cavani’s agent said he was “sorry Napoli fans waited in vain for him, but it proves how much affection they still have.”
Frank de Boer is “excited” for his home debut against Palermo and “confident we’ll see a stronger Inter tomorrow.”
Manolo Gabbiadini’s situation is up in the air, as Napoli failed to agree a transfer fee with Everton, while he prefers Fiorentina.
Yuto Nagatomo is out of Inter’s match with Palermo tomorrow, as he has been diagnosed with a calf strain.
Luciano Spalletti urged Roma to “move on” from their Champions League humiliation and focus on the next test with Cagliari.
Giampiero Ventura has named his first Italy squad to face France and Israel, including Gianluigi Donnarumma, Andrea Belotti and Alessio Romagnoli.
Roma, Middlesbrough and Hull City are interested in taking defender Calum Chambers on loan from Arsenal.
Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa confirms “Giuseppe Rossi has a deal with Celta Vigo,” but intends to keep Napoli target Nikola Kalinic.
Gabigol has returned to Brazil, as Santos haven’t yet decided if he’ll join Inter now or in January, while Joao Mario undergoes a medical.
Antonio Cassano’s agent hit back at Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero, confirming he “turned down offers from China and Mexico.”
Walter Mazzarri looked back on his career in Italy, including the Inter axe, facing Diego Maradona and being a father figure at Watford.
Mario Pasalic has passed an in-depth medical and will sign for Milan today, completing his loan move from Chelsea.
President Maurizio Zamparini reveals Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli “immediately confessed he’d be happy to come to Palermo.”
Despite links with Roberto Mancini, Hebei China Fortune have officially appointed Manuel Pellegrini.
In a remarkable story, dozens of Napoli fans waited outside a hotel at 3am amid reports Edinson Cavani was set to leave PSG.
Trabzonspor are eager to get Omar El Kaddouri, but so far Napoli have turned down a €3m offer.
Eusebio Di Francesco is confident Sassuolo “will definitely have our say” in the Europa League against Athletic Bilbao, Austria Vienna and Genk.
Multiple sources claim Fiorentina are close to a deal for Penarol and Uruguay midfielder Nahitan Nandez.
Chelsea were turned down for Kalidou Koulibaly and Nikola Maksimovic, so turn to Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij.
Juventus visit Lazio this evening before the huge Napoli v Milan showdown, then on Sunday Inter host Palermo, Roma go to Cagliari and more.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Juventus are pushing for Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko after PSG slammed the door on Blaise Matuidi, but there are other options.
Mario Balotelli reportedly rejected Nice after dinner with the club and wants Palermo, but Liverpool must contribute to his salary.

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