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Verona midfielder Luca Marrone says he ‘tried to steal Del Piero and Pirlo’s free kick secrets’ while at Juventus.
Reports say Torino Primavera Coach Moreno Longo is the favourite to replace Giampiero Ventura if he is sacked.
Inter President Erick Thohir will reportedly be in Italy for two weeks as he tries to find an associate to replace Massimo Moratti.
Sassuolo Coach Eusebio Di Francesco says he’d like to coach Juventus’ ‘complete’ Paul Pogba and Roma’s Miralem Pjanic.
Juventus only have ‘a 20/25 per cent chance’ against Bayern Munich according to Gigi Buffon, who targets a 2018 retirement.
Juventus captain Gigi Buffon says the current side ‘possess more character than any other Juve team I’ve played in.”
Inter director Piero Ausilio reportedly told Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero that Roberto Soriano has been ‘booked’ for the summer
Reports say Lazio Coach Stefano Pioli is considering walking out of the club a year early at the end of the season.
Inter ‘will have made a great coup’ if they sign Sampdoria’s Roberto Soriano, says his former teammate Eder.
Inter forward Eder says ‘everything is in our hands’ but the trip to Fiorentina ‘won’t be decisive’.
Today's headlines in English from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Zdenek Zeman predicts Napoli will beat Juventus “because they play my football, with my mentality”.
Marcello Lippi says Juventus-Napoli “won’t be decisive” but “a win would mean more for the Neapolitans”.
Franck Ribery could be fit to face Juventus, as he returned to Bayern Munich training today.
Leonardo Pavoletti is expected to be out for around six weeks, after Genoa announced a grade two hamstring injury.
Fernando Llorente recalls his “positive” experience with Juventus, but says “tactical rigour is predominant” in Italian football.
Eder says Inter “still believe” in the Scudetto, and insists they “did well” in the draw with Verona.
Former Coach Gigi Simoni says Napoli “must always be positive, whatever happens” to win the Scudetto.
Robert Lewandowski’s agent says Bayern Munich are the “perfect club”, denying rumours of a move to Real Madrid, Juventus or Paris Saint-Germain.
Hull City’s Abel Hernandez wants to end his career at Palermo, and would return to Italy now for “Juventus, Napoli or Inter”.
Cesare Prandelli believes Napoli would have have a “serious claim on the Scudetto” if they beat Juventus.
Lazio have confirmed that Dusan Basta has suffered a first-grade lesion of his left hamstring.
Rijeka general manager Vlado Cohar announces Ivan Vargic will join “great club” Lazio this summer.
Nikola Kalinic's agent believes Fiorentina have “everything it takes” to finish third this season.
Kalidou Koulibaly’s agent says his client has “admirers”, and thanks Napoli fans for their solidarity.
Marek Hamsik expects a “beautiful evening” when Juventus and Napoli meet in Turin on Saturday.
Renzo Ulivieri, President of the Italian Coaches’ association says Coaches won’t criticise referees anymore.
Beijing Gouan are reportedly ready to raise their offer for Luiz Adriano, after Milan rejected their €10m bid.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio says Juventus-Napoli can “represent Italy” and generate foreign interest.
Milan have announced that Juraj Kucka will be out for at least a week with a hamstring injury.
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Antonio Conte says ‘Italy can’t wait, we need Marco Verratti to be a leader right away.’
World Cup final referee Nicola Rizzoli says ‘the referee of Juventus-Napoli has been preparing for some time.’
Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti says Juventus’ clash with Napoli on Saturday will be ‘the highest expression of our football’.
Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio says ‘we’re very calm’ and ‘only one point from the Champions League’.

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