NEWS

Claudio Marchisio returns to the Juventus squad to face Hellas Verona after a month out with a knee injury.
Max Allegri doesn’t see why Napoli should be considered favourites against Milan, even if they have the “diabolical” Gonzalo Higuain.
Rudi Garcia is about to experience his first ever Derby della Capitale. “You don’t play a derby, you win it.”
Adem Ljajic and Federico Balzaretti are in the Roma squad to take on Lazio tomorrow afternoon.
Javier Zanetti compared Walter Mazzarri to ex-Inter Coach Hector Cuper and will retire next year if he stops being “useful.”
Rafa Benitez expects two attacking teams to go at it on Sunday night, so “it doesn’t matter” whether Napoli or Milan are considered favourites.
There are reports Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain was twice close to Milan, but turned them down.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli admits Giuseppe Rossi and Lorenzo Insigne are “surprising” him, while Francesco Totti could be at the World Cup.
Antonio Conte reveals he’ll be resting Gigi Buffon against Verona, reassures Fernando Llorente and shrugs off criticism of Juventus.
Colombian media claim Napoli wing-back Juan Camilo Zuniga is very close to agreeing a move to Barcelona.
Delio Rossi tried to revive a battered Sampdoria ahead of today’s match with Cagliari. “We can only make up for the Derby with performances.”
Erik Lamela may have left Roma for Tottenham, but he will “definitely watch the Derby.” Meanwhile, there are injury concerns for Adem Ljajic.
In the two Friday night Serie B games, Gennaro Gattuso’s Palermo stumbled in Spezia and Latina stalled Virtus Lanciano.
If there’s one person guaranteed to not take an official photo session seriously, it’s Mario Balotelli...
There are three games today, while Sunday brings top clashes Roma-Lazio, Juventus with giant-killers Verona and Milan-Napoli.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Bologna goalkeeper Gianluca Curci has admitted that Bologna have given him a second chance this season.
Jose Maria Callejon has described what life is like for a Partenopei player in Naples, admitting it is ‘unique’.
Livorno boss Davide Nicola has admitted he is looking forward to facing former club Genoa this weekend.
Fiorentina are in the process of offering Gonzalo Rodriguez a new contract, according to reports in the Italian Press.
Francesco Guidolin has named his Udinese squad for the game against Chievo on Saturday, but will be without two key players.
Philippe Mexes’ agent has claimed that his client never thought about leaving Milan over the summer.
Verona defender Domenico Maietta has insisted that if his side can beat Milan, then they can do the same to Juventus.
Roma President James Pallotta has heaped praise on Francesco Totti as the forward penned a new deal at the club.
Fabio Liverani has urged everyone at Genoa to forget about the derby win last weekend and focus fully on Livorno.
Giuseppe Sannino is confident his Chievo side can claim their first three points of the season against Udinese this Saturday.
Roma and Lazio midfielders Michael Bradley and Ederson have come together to urge fans not to indulge in racist behaviour during the derby.
Inter’s Hugo Campagnaro expects former club Napoli to challenge Juventus in the Scudetto race this season.
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has again underlined how the Champions League theme tune inspires the Diavolo.
Milan striker M’Baye Niang has declared himself fit and ready for action ahead of Sunday’s Serie A game against Napoli.
Massimo Ambrosini has been stunned by the way he has been welcomed at Fiorentina following his move from Milan.
Verona midfielder Jorginho is planning on upsetting Italian champions Juventus during their weekend Serie A game.
Francesco Totti has officially signed a new contract with Roma which will see him play on until June 2016. “I love this club and they love me.”
Milan chief Adriano Galliani insists the result of the game against Napoli won’t be too significant at this stage of the season.
Sampdoria boss Delio Rossi has named a 24-man squad for Saturday’s Serie A trip to Cagliari.

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