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Vladimir Petkovic released a statement insisting he is “proudly still the Lazio Coach” despite Edy Reja taking over training sessions.
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Reports are spreading that West Ham are discussing a January bid for Inter striker Ishak Belfodil.
English media continue to suggest Chelsea are preparing a £15m offer for Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin.
Sassuolo defender Francesco Acerbi lodged his appeal against a doping ban after his test was affected by cancer.
Yohan Benalouane has already begun training with new club Atalanta ahead of his Parma transfer.
Parma have sold Jaime Valdes to Colo Colo, while Juventus target Jonathan Biabiany.
It’s reported Juventus have flown a fitness coach to Argentina to work with Carlos Tevez after he delayed his return.
Reports are emerging that Roma have agreed a contract extension with Miralem Pjanic until 2019, ending Manchester United interest.
Inter transfer target Ezequiel Lavezzi assured he “will remain at PSG,” so the club intensifies interest in Erik Lamela.
Napoli President Aurelio Di Laurentiis prepares for 2014 by criticising naysayers and ex-Coach Walter Mazzarri.
Sebastian Giovinco is linked with Torino, Inter, Genoa and Parma, but his agent insists he “never considered leaving Juventus.”
Fiorentina medics confirm there has been a “clear improvement” in Mario Gomez’s knee injury.
Serie B side Ternana have sacked Coach Domenico Toscano to bring in Attilio Tesser.
French newspapers claim Roma could take Javier Pastore on loan from Paris Saint-Germain in January.
Italy legend Dino Zoff believes Mattia Perin “will be the heir” to Gigi Buffon, who remains “the best goalkeeper in the world.”
Swansea City have made enquiries about Inter full-back Alvaro Pereira, who was also linked with Tottenham and Chelsea.
Southampton have resumed their bid for Cagliari defender Davide Astori, but rejected Fiorentina’s offer for Gaston Ramirez.
Cesare Prandelli believes 2014 “will be Mario Balotelli’s World Cup,” and hailed “motivated” Giuseppe Rossi.
“Roma, Napoli and other big clubs asked about Martin Caceres,” revealed the Juventus man’s agent.
As expected, Milan have parted company with director of sport Ariedo Braida after 27 years at the club.
Edy Reja is training with Lazio and declared “we must understand we are a strong team,” but has not officially replaced Vladimir Petkovic.
West Ham are the favourites to sign Roma benchwarmer Marco Borriello in January.
Liverpool are thought to be showing an interest in Udinese midfielder Emmanuel Agyemeng Badu.
Roma are reportedly close to securing 17-year-old Coritiba left-back Abner for €5m, beating Liverpool and Manchester City.
Juventus have reportedly begun intensive negotiations with Chelsea over Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester United for Nani.
Verona directors are in London amid reports Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal want Juan Iturbe and Jorginho.
Massimiliano Allegri admits “it’s my last Christmas at Milan and the last four months were disastrous.”
Carlos Tevez has delayed his return to training with Juventus due to a family problem in Argentina.
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Edy Reja held his first Lazio training session today, as Vladimir Petkovic “has five days to respond” to legal action.
Sunderland have completed the signing of Fiorentina defender Marcos Alonso on a six-month loan deal.
Marek Hamsik is expected to be available for Napoli’s game against Sampdoria next Monday.
Fredy Guarin has praised Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, claiming the Portuguese Coach is ‘simply number one’.
Francesco Lodi has confirmed that he will leave Genoa after only six months to re-sign with Catania.

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