NEWS

Dries Mertens is back in Napoli training after being knocked unconscious, while there is also good news for Lorenzo Insigne.
Miralem Pjanic confirms he received “many offers, but I am interested only in Roma. I am happy here.”
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni is surprised they could secure Champions League qualification a round early.
Russia Coach Fabio Capello said he is “offended” by ex-assistant manager Christian Panucci’s accusations of “shameful” treatment.
Demetrio Albertini has reiterated his faith in Fernando Torres and suggests a more productive Milan midfield would be to his benefit.
Gokhan Inler’s agent says that his client did not want to consider offers from elsewhere in the summer, but is elusive on the midfielder’s future at Napoli.
Michael Essien is encouraged by Milan’s performance in the derby with Inter and rues the Rossoneri’s missed opportunity to win the game.
Alessandro Florenzi starts at right-back for Roma against CSKA Moscow, whilst Adem Ljajic is picked ahead of Miralem Pjanic.
Following the return of Serie A after an international break Dave Taylor picks his best XI from Week 12.
Juventus are reportedly increasingly concerned with Kwadwo Asamoah’s inflamed knee, which could require surgery.
The Lega Serie A have banned Atalanta’s Richmond Boakye for two games, and handed one game suspensions to five others.
The Lega Serie A have attributed Genoa’s equalising goal against Palermo to Luca Antonelli, instead of Andrea Bertolacci.
Christian Panucci believes Roma are favourites over CSKA Moscow today, but that the Russians carry confidence and danger too.
Juventus are able to include Patrice Evra and Angelo Ogbonna in their squad to play Malmo, but not Kwadwo Asamoah.
Magnus Eriksson believes that Malmo will be more confident in taking on Juventus in the Champions League at home.
Age Hareide says that Malmo will face Juventus tomorrow evening without fear and confident of being able to achieve a result.
Napoli have revealed their squad for Thursday’s trip to Prague, with Dries Mertens still absent.
Juventus are said to be considering a move for Barcelona’s Dani Alves, but would face competition from Manchester United.
Three Juventus players are included in the nominations for UEFA’s ‘Team of the Year’, with Paul Pogba, Carlos Tevez and Gigi Buffon making the cut.
Fiorentina’s Josip Ilicic is a target for Aston Villa, according to reports in the British Press.
Fiorentina owner Diego Della Valle has launched a stinging attack on Cesare Prandelli, saying the Galatasaray Coach is driven by money.
Radja Nainggolan could reportedly be fielded at right-back when Roma take on CSKA Moscow in the Champions League tonight.
Inter are reported to be considering a move to bring Paris Saint-Germain’s Ezequiel Lavezzi back to Italy.
Walter Zenga admits that he will probably never become Inter Coach, as he discusses Sunday’s derby.
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has spoken about the ailing fortunes of Milan and Inter, calling the situation “sad”.
Christian Maggio may leave Napoli at the end of the season, as the club hasn’t opened talks on a new deal.
Torino could offer Goran Pandev an escape route from Galatasaray, according to reports this morning.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero isn’t ruling out a return to the club for Antonio Cassano, and reveals Stefano Okaka’s asking price.
Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea are reportedly vying with Atletico Madrid for Inter’s Mauro Icardi.
Today's front page headlines from the Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Beppe Iachini believes Mattia Perin prevented his Palermo from beating Genoa, and praised Paulo Dybala.
Gian Piero Gasperini lamented Genoa’s draw with Palermo, insisting the Grifone were denied a clear penalty.
Genoa’s Diego Perotti considers a 1-1 draw with Palermo as two points dropped as the Grifone fail to move into fourth place.
Paulo Dybala's wondergoal was cancelled out by Andrea Bertolacci as Palermo and Genoa fought out a draw at Marassi.
Genoa midfielder Iago Falque says the possibility of leapfrogging Sampdoria is not a motivation for his side in tonight’s match with Palermo.

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