LIVEBLOG: Serie A Saturday
Join us for all the action as it happens from Bologna v Fiorentina, the Derby dell’Appennino, and Genoa against Lazio.
Giant-killers Bologna host third-placed Fiorentina in the early kick-off, as Cristian Tello faces Mattia Destro.
Bonaventura misses Udinese
Jack Bonaventura is out of Milan’s meeting with Udinese on Sunday afternoon.
Liverpool go after Candreva
Liverpool are reportedly ready to offer €32m for Lazio and Italy attacking midfielder Antonio Candreva.
De Laurentiis-Preziosi brawl?
Napoli patron Aurelio De Laurentiis and Genoa President Enrico Preziosi were reportedly verging on a fist-fight this week.
Sarri: 'Hamsik is like Gerrard'
Maurizio Sarri compared Marek Hamsik to Steven Gerrard and warned Napoli risk “serious trouble” with Carpi.
Allegri: 'Focus on Frosinone'
Max Allegri warned Juventus to focus on Frosinone and not get distracted by the Scudetto showdown with Napoli.
Juventus squad for Frosinone
Juventus named their squad to face Frosinone on Sunday afternoon, missing several players.
Mihajlovic: 'Milan stay angry'
Sinisa Mihajlovic has injury problems against Udinese and warned Milan “mustn’t lose our determination amid enthusiasm.”
Jovetic out with thigh strain
Stevan Jovetic is out of Inter’s trip to Verona after he was diagnosed with a right thigh strain.
Spalletti: 'Create a Roma style'
Luciano Spalletti praised Sampdoria Coach Vincenzo Montella and warned Roma “should stop talking about how difficult it is here.”
Fiorentina want Sousa apology?
There are growing reports of tension between Fiorentina hierarchy and Coach Paulo Sousa over the transfer strategy.
Luiz Adriano rejects Beijing
Milan reportedly rejected a €12m offer from Chinese club Beijing Guoan for Luiz Adriano.
Bidding war for Pavoletti
Milan, Inter and Fiorentina are reportedly in a €15m bidding war for Genoa striker Leonardo Pavoletti.
Mancini: 'Napoli-Juve not great'
Inter boss Roberto Mancini hit back at criticism by claiming Napoli and Juventus don’t play “really good football” either.
Mancini: 'Inter must take chances'
Roberto Mancini insists Inter have been playing well recently and dropped points only through bad luck and poor finishing.
Napoli 'fittest' team in Serie A
Juventus have had more injuries than any other club this season, but Napoli had the least with only four, calculated La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Allegri or Conte for Chelsea?
While Max Allegri remains in contention, the Daily Express reports Antonio Conte is in negotiations with Chelsea.
Juve: Morata out, Cavani in?
Today both Italian and Spanish papers claim Real Madrid will buy Alvaro Morata to sell him on in England, so Juventus turn to Edinson Cavani.
Koulibaly masks for Napoli fans
Napoli fans aim to combat racism by wearing Kalidou Koulibaly masks during Sunday’s game against Carpi.
Trezeguet: 'Juve right for Pogba'
David Trezeguet discussed his Juventus career, Marcello Lippi and hopes Paul Pogba “can stay in Turin for many years.”
Serie B: Bari-Crotone chaos
Crotone fought back in a thrilling 3-2 victory away to fellow promotion hopefuls Bari, who ended without a goalkeeper.
Serie A Previews: Minnow minefield
Today it’s the Derby dell’Appennino between Bologna and Fiorentina plus Genoa-Lazio, then Inter visit Verona, Juventus go to Frosinone, Napoli host Carpi and Roma face taboo team Sampdoria.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Fiorentina sign American wonderkid
Fiorentina reportedly signed Joshua Perez, touted as one of the most interesting youth prospects produced in the USA.
Mutu: 'I'll Coach Fiorentina!'
Striker Adrian Mutu is on a course for coaching: 'I want to Coach Fiorentina and Romania!'
Atalanta return Estigarribia
Atalanta have returned Marcelo Estigarribia to Deportivo Maldonado, whence he had been loaned.
Allegri: 'Juve, keep winning'
Coach Max Allegri hopes 'Juventus keep winning, the way they always did over their history'.
Milan optimistic for Bonaventura
Milan are optimistic that midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura will be able to play against Udinese in spite of his physical trouble.
'Zamparini holds back Palermo'
Former Palermo director Pietro Lo Monaco says President Maurizio Zamparini's 'mood swings' are 'holding back' the club.
Serie A March schedule out
Serie A's schedule for Weeks 28, 29, and 30 was announced, including big matches Roma-Fiorentina, Roma-Inter, and Milan-Lazio.
Fiore: no Sousa against Bologna
Paulo Sousa's one-match ban was confirmed, meaning the Fiorentina Coach will sit out the match against Bologna.
Inter, Shenua vie for Lavezzi
Paris Saint-Germain's Ezequiel Lavezzi keeps being linked to Shanghai Shenua, irritating third party Inter.
'Banega likes Inter, but...'
Ever Banega's agent says a move to Inter from Sevilla would be 'appreciated', but for now it's 'just talk'.
Milan: Bonaventura to skip Udinese?
Milan midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura could skip the game against Udinese, opening the way for Kevin-Prince Boateng.
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