NEWS

Following a weekend where Roma were the only top four side to win, Dave Taylor picks his standout XI from Week 21 in a 4-3-2-1 system.
Inter reportedly have a provisional agreement with Hernanes in place, but are yet to agree terms with Lazio.
Hellas Verona are awaiting only Marquinho’s response before tying up his capture from Roma on an initial loan deal.
Agent Mino Raiola has reportedly arrived in London in an attempt to push through Napoli’s deal for Tottenham’s French defender Etienne Capoue.
Michael Essien has said his first words as a Milan player, enthusing at his welcome, Clarence Seedorf’s words and his eagerness to get started.
Tommaso Ghirardi believes Jonathan Biabiany will likely accept Guangzhou Evergrande’s offer, which he has called ‘staggering’.
Cesare Prandelli has reiterated his desire to return to club management, and says the situation ‘will become clearer’ before the World Cup.
Gianluigi Buffon says that he is no more worried about Roma’s title challenge than he was before the latest round of Serie A matches.
Milan and Chelsea have confirmed that Michael Essien has completed his transfer to the Rossoneri.
Mirko Vucinic’s move from Juventus to Inter could be back on, with Erick Thohir seen as looking to ease relations between the clubs.
Cesare Prandelli has mused on how Mario Balotelli needs ‘much love’ and that Clarence Seedorf is ‘saying the right things’ about the Milan forward.
Cagliari have announced that they have rescinded goalkeeper Antonio Adan’s contract, after just two months.
Fernando Llorente’s form for Juventus reportedly has him back in contention for a spot in the Spain squad.
Ishak Belfodil is understood to have arrived in London this morning ahead of completing a loan move to QPR.
Reports in Spain and Italy believe that Roma have an agreement with Barcelona to sign Antonio Sanabria, and he will be farmed out to Sassuolo.
Eusebio Di Francesco looks set to be shown the door at Sassuolo, with Alberto Malesani contacted for his availability.
Erick Thohir has labelled the upcoming week ‘important’, but says he doesn’t know if it includes a meeting with Juventus.
Neto lost out on the chance to set a new club record with Fiorentina for minutes played without conceding on Sunday.
Francesco Totti mused on Roma’s ‘strong signal’ sent yesterday in the title race, and on the importance of being ready when called upon.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Vincenzo Montella joked that Fiorentina “are cursed” after injuries, dubious decisions and bizarre trajectories.
Gian Piero Gasperini was honest on refereeing decisions in Genoa’s 3-3 draw at Fiorentina and celebrated his birthday.
Alberto Aquilani found his first Serie A hat-trick “satisfying,” but was impressed by Genoa in a 3-3 draw.
Alberto Aquilani scored a hat-trick – and possibly a fourth – but Genoa still held Fiorentina to a spectacular 3-3 draw.
Antonio Conte felt Juventus would’ve beaten Lazio for a 13th straight win had they not seen Gigi Buffon sent off.
Mario Balotelli will be suspended for Milan-Torino after aiming a vulgar gesture at Cagliari fans.
Andrea Mandorlini believed the result was harsh on Hellas, while Rudi Garcia praised Gervinho.
Giampiero Ventura concedes it wasn't a great Toro performance, but Atalanta rage against the referee.
Fiorentina look to Alessandro Matri against Alberto Gilardino’s Genoa to close the gap on third-placed Napoli.
Sinisa Mihajlovic felt Sampdoria threw away two points, but Bologna's assistant manager saw a deserved draw.
Roberto Donadoni hailed Parma's achievement but Francesco Guidolin felt Udinese deserved a draw.
Mimmo Di Carlo saw a positive Livorno debut, but Sassuolo consider Eusebio Di Francesco's status.
Walter Mazzarri felt abandoned by Inter fans and Rolando Maran treasured this first away point.
Diego Lopez inevitably had Cagliari regrets, but Clarence Seedorf saw Milan spirit.
Rudi Garcia thought Roma “would’ve won” regardless of their controversial penalty at Verona and kept Scudetto hopes alive.

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