NEWS

Andrea Barzagli is banned, but Simone Pepe returns to the Juventus squad against Cagliari.
Max Allegri is glad to have Keisuke Honda for Milan’s trip to Sassuolo and claims Inter should be flattered at being compared to them.
Bologna are reportedly close to signing Lazio striker Sergio Floccari and Copenhagen’s Thomas Delaney.
Keisuke Honda is ready for his Milan debut, as he’s in the squad travelling to Sassuolo.
Rudi Garcia is without Daniele De Rossi and Adem Ljajic against Genoa, but assures “nothing has stopped working” at Roma.
How good is Mario Balotelli? He shuns the football to play keepy-uppy with a pair of rolled-up gloves.
Rafa Benitez maintains Napoli are still only at “76 per cent” of their capabilities and has Marek Hamsik back against Verona.
Udinese have officially signed Levski Sofia striker Antonio Vutov and brought back Leo Steve Beleck from Mons.
It’s reported Juventus star Arturo Vidal’s house in Turin was burgled last night with up to €150,000 stolen.
Pepe Reina is still out of action, but Marek Hamsik makes his Napoli comeback against Hellas Verona.
Vincenzo Montella confirmed Fiorentina “need” reinforcements after Giuseppe Rossi’s injury, as Alessandro Matri is an option.
Carlo Ancelotti comments on Italy ambitions and believes Mario Balotelli “is not a top player. He can leave you down to 10 men at any moment.”
Doctors hinted Inter man Mauro Icardi’s injury problems are made worse by his controversial love life.
Christian Maldini, the teenage son of Milan legend Paolo and grandson of Cesare, has officially joined Brescia on loan.
Milan reportedly received a formal offer from West Bromwich Albion for striker Alessandro Matri.
Livorno Coach Davide Nicola is hanging by a thread, but confident “we can turn this around” against Parma today.
Atalanta will be without goalkeeper Andrea Consigli against Catania on Sunday after he came down with chickenpox.
Antonio Conte warns “nothing has changed” after beating Roma, as Juventus face a tricky trip to Cagliari.
Parma face Livorno today and Roberto Donadoni insists Antonio Cassano is “not the icing on the cake. He brings substance.”
Giuseppe Rossi risks further surgery, as the specialist found there is some damage to the anterior cruciate ligament.
Lazio and Italy midfielder Stefano Mauri will be back on February 2 after his nine-month ban was reduced on appeal.
West Ham are preparing a new and improved bid for Ishak Belfodil, but QPR confirmed they are also in “contact” for the Inter striker.
The first half of the season ends this weekend and today Davide Ballardini makes his Bologna debut against former club Lazio.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Edy Reja has named his 23-man Lazio squad for the game against Bologna on Saturday evening.
New Genoa midfielder Cabral has revealed that he wants to impress at the Marassi and play for Switzerland in the World Cup.
Veteran Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia has confirmed via Twitter that he has asked to leave the club.
Despite no verdict on his appeal hearing, Stefano Mauri has admitted that his turmoil ‘is almost over’.
Sampdoria striker Manolo Gabbiadini is being tracked by Galatasaray, according to reports in the Italian Press.
Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has declared that he wants to conquer both the Scudetto and the World Cup in 2014.
Edenilson’s agent has confirmed that a move to Italy looks increasingly likely, with Udinese in pole position.
Danilo Cataldi and Domenico Berardi have been called up for their first Italy U-21 squad meeting, it has been confirmed.
Gianluigi Buffon has claimed that his Juventus side ‘will not stop’ in their bid for a third successive Scudetto.
Alberto Gilardino has confirmed that he will not be available for Genoa’s game against Roma this weekend.
Martin Montoya’s agent has confirmed that the defender’s first priority is to renew his contract with Barcelona.

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