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Arkadiusz Milik is “very happy to be back in the Napoli squad. Soon I’ll be able to play again.”
Federico Chiesa is “dreaming of a goal against Gigi Buffon” when Fiorentina host Juventus on Sunday night.
Ivan Juric is excited at welcoming new stars Danilo Cataldi and Adel Taarabt to Genoa as they prepare to visit Cagliari.
Fiorentina are refusing to release Nikola Kalinic unless Tianjin Quanjian pay the full €50m release clause.
Udinese have officially signed striker Kevin Lasagna from Carpi, but he will remain in Serie B until the end of the season.
Federico Bernardeschi hopes Fiorentina can use the element of surprise on Juventus and explains his row with Paulo Sousa.
Genoa have officially signed goalkeeper Rubinho after Mattia Perin underwent knee surgery.
Schalke 04 have reportedly turned down a Juventus offer of €3m plus €2m bonuses for Sead Kolasinac.
Gonzalo Higuain is already looking forward to facing Napoli and gives teammate Paulo Dybala advice, but won’t say if Juventus is his last European club.
Gonzalo Higuain feels Juventus and Real Madrid have “the same mentality: you’ve got to win it all. Hopefully it’s the right Champions League year for us.”
Southampton are the latest favourites to capture Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini, as West Bromwich Albion must sell to raise cash.
Juventus have won the race for winger Riccardo Orsolini, confirmed Ascoli and his agent. “It’s all done, we just need to sign.”
Patrice Evra is reportedly hesitant about joining Crystal Palace, as they have offered lower wages than he currently earns at Juventus.
Napoli could agree a new contract with Dries Mertens that has a €35m release clause for Europe and €50m for China.
Rolando Maran acknowledges Chievo “are facing Inter during their best period of form, but we’ll be tough to beat” tonight.
Crotone Coach Davide Nicola concedes “we have got to win” against Bologna this evening. “We believe in our dreams.”
Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira could join Andrea Pirlo at New York City FC in Major League Soccer.
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Marco Verratti’s agent admits “it’ll be difficult to take him away from Paris Saint-Germain, but he wants to win – here or elsewhere.”
Atalanta have officially confirmed the signing of Aston Villa goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini on a two-year loan with an option to buy.
Mattia Perin's agent reveals Everton scouted the Genoa goalkeeper “almost every Sunday” before his injury.
Roma defender Antonio Rudiger admits he “didn’t think Serie A was anything special” before he joined.
Roberto Gagliardini could make his Inter debut against Chievo, as he’s included in Stefano Pioli’s squad for the match.
Riccardo Orsolini is likely to become a Juventus player on Monday, as Ascoli’s sporting director confirms “an agreement has been reached”.
Fiorentina have officially confirmed the signing of Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello, on loan with option to buy.
Elseid Hysaj admits Napoli “missed Arkadiusz Milik” and “can’t wait” to face Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Midfielder Miralem Pjanic assures Juventus “have a lot of respect” for Fiorentina, ahead of Sunday’s game.
Serie A has reportedly reached an agreement for games between Christmas Day and New Year to begin from next season.
Roma goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny “wishes” he knew what his future held but “trusts” Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to make the right decision.
Lazio have confirmed that midfielder Danilo Cataldi has joined Genoa on loan until the end of the season.
Giancarlo Antognoni is “hopeful” Fiorentina can challenge for the Scudetto in 10 years after returning to the club as a director.
Inter boss Stefano Pioli says Roberto Gagliardini is “ready” for Chievo on Saturday and Gabriel Barbosa should stay put.
Juventus have reportedly won the race to sign Riccardo Orsolini, although the attacker is expected to stay at Ascoli for the rest of the season.
The father and agent of Simone Zaza has confirmed that the striker is a Valencia player and will have his move formalised on Saturday.
Sampdoria have announced that striker Fabio Quagliarella has a signed a new contract with the club until 2019.

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