NEWS

Former Fiorentina and Milan ace Manuel Rui Costa still rates Italian football highly despite its failure in Europe this season.
Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella has named a 19-man squad for Saturday’s game at Atalanta.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has revealed that he was contacted by Juventus in the summer of 2004.
Fiorentina are regularly sending scouts to watch Atalanta’s Giacomo Bonaventura in action, his agent claims.
Milan will continue to be a key part of the Berlusconi family empire, Barbara Berlusconi has stated.
Bayern Munich, conquerors of Juventus, will face Barcelona in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Sampdoria will look to sign Vasco Regini at the end of the season, Empoli President Fabrizio Corsi has stated.
After disposing of Lazio, Turkish side Fenerbahce will take on Benfica in the semi-finals of the Europa League.
Palermo’s Josip Ilicic has confirmed that he turned down the opportunity to join Dynamo Kiev at the start of 2013.
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta has underlined that it will take time and money to triumph in the Champions League.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti isn’t distracted by the recurring speculation that he remains a transfer target for Juventus.
Giovanni Lodetti has urged former club Milan to make a bid for Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti.
Andrea Barzagli is classing Juventus’ Champions League campaign as a success despite their 4-0 aggregate loss against Bayern Munich.
Kevin Prince Boateng has admitted that his versatility does limit his Milan performances. “I don’t like changing role all of the time.”
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Senad Lulic scored against Fenerbahce, but could not take Lazio through to the Europa League semi-finals. “We’re very angry, because they are weaker than us.”
Vladimir Petkovic has “huge regrets” after Lazio’s Europa League elimination to Fenerbahce and feels the controversial first leg was decisive.
Reto Ziegler admits Fenerbahce “didn’t play the best football,” but got past Lazio to reach the Europa League semi-final.
Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti didn’t make a save, but still went out of the Europa League to Fenerbahce. “We deserved better.”
Lazio are out of the Europa League after failing to overturn a 2-0 first leg defeat, as Fenerbahce scored with their only shot on target in this 1-1 draw.
Cagliari have lost an appeal to have the Is Arenas re-opened for Sunday’s Serie A game with Inter, so it remains in Trieste.
Catania Coach Rolando Maran revisits his past in Verona when visiting Chievo this weekend. “They represent my football life.”
Juventus have confirmed their interest in Stevan Jovetic, but it’s now reported they are also eyeing his Fiorentina teammate Juan Cuadrado.
Kevin-Prince Boateng has compared Mario Balotelli to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, is ready to face Napoli in a battle for second place and complained about tactics.
Lazio will try to overturn a 2-0 first leg defeat to Fenerbahce behind closed doors in tonight’s Europa League quarter-final.
Siena are already in lockdown ahead of their crunch relegation dogfight with Pescara. “This is the toughest game we could face right now.”
Hernan Crespo reveals he was “very close to joining Juventus in 1995” until Omar Sivori discouraged Marcello Lippi.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis claims “Italian football needs a revolution” in the way it is run, particularly with regards to stadiums.
Palermo and President Maurizio Zamparini have been fined €25,000 each after insulting referee Sebastiano Peruzzo after the Milan match.
Stephan El Shaarawy is polishing his scoring boots for the showdown with Napoli, bagging four as Milan crushed local side Virtus Pavullese 13-1.
Former Lazio Coach Edy Reja believes they can overturn the 2-0 Europa League defeat tonight. “Fenerbahce are not Bayern Munich.”
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked to Europe’s top clubs and his agent now reveals “I had talks with Inter.”
Check out Vincenzo Montella’s face when Milan’s Mario Balotelli pretends to strike the ball at the Fiorentina tactician.
Brescia chief Gino Corioni has questioned Napoli’s hesitancy is using Omar El Kaddouri – a player he has likened to Zinedine Zidane.
Lorenzo Insigne will stay at Napoli over the summer and he’s expected to be given more playing time at the Stadio San Paolo in 2013-14.

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