NEWS

La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Milan have presented “a serious €20m offer” to Manchester City for Mario Balotelli.
Roma have officially confirmed that Mattia Destro will be out for around two months after he underwent knee surgery today.
Lazio make changes for their late afternoon kick-off against Chievo, who represent something of a bête noir.
Reports are emerging from Italy that Inter have agreed a €13m transfer fee with Liverpool for Philippe Coutinho.
Cristian Zaccardo could make his Milan debut against Atalanta tomorrow, as the new arrival is already in the squad.
Serie B is back with a bang and surprise results, as Modena, Varese, Bari and Empoli capitulated at home, while Livorno stalled in Padova.
Stefano Sorrentino is ready for his Palermo debut and reveals his emotions at leaving Chievo. “It’s a mixture of joy, anger and disappointment.”
Vincenzo Montella has fond memories of Catania ahead of tomorrow’s game, but Fiorentina are still without David Pizarro.
Mario Balotelli’s agent has said “anything can happen from here until January 31 and we are keeping vigilant” after Milan dropped hints.
Andrea Stramaccioni admits Philippe Coutinho will be sold to raise funds for Paulinho. “Painful sales can bring in important players who will improve Inter.”
Adriano Galliani left the door open for Mario Balotelli to Milan. “Kaka and Didier Drogba are 101% not coming. Balotelli is 99.9%...”
Roma Coach Zdenek Zeman attacked Maarten Stekelenburg, as a move to Fulham seems inevitable, but is not troubled by Mattia Destro’s injury.
Massimiliano Allegri urged his Milan side to stop throwing leads away ahead of their match with Atalanta. “We can’t risk drawing these games.”
Vasilis Torosidis receives his first call-up for Roma, but there is a striker shortage going into the lunch-time kick-off with Bologna.
Andrea Stramaccioni warns Inter they “can’t get this wrong” against Torino, as Antonio Cassano returns but Diego Milito is still sidelined.
Nicolas Anelka will reportedly undergo a medical with Juventus on Monday, as he awaits the FIFA transfer from Shanghai Shenhua.
UEFA chief Pierluigi Collina has told referees they “must be ready to make the decision” to suspend games in order to fight “the cancer of racism.”
Christian Maggio will miss Napoli’s difficult trip to Parma after undergoing surgery for a fractured left hand.
Siena’s season is going from bad to worse, as the club will lose €8m in sponsorship money from troubled bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena.
Milan will hand Francesco Acerbi back to Genoa in exchange for co-ownership of Kevin Constant, it has been announced.
Parma striker Dorlan Pabon will officially join Mexican club Monterrey in June, though before then he could be loaned to Deportivo La Coruna.
Inter are ready to sacrifice Philippe Coutinho to Liverpool or Southampton to raise funds for Paulinho, who Corinthians point out will cost €20m.
“Lisandro Lopez will not be joining Juventus,” confirmed Olympique Lyonnais despite reports of the Bianconeri sending a delegation to France.
Chievo boss Eugenio Corini is dealing with an injury crisis ahead of today’s match with Lazio. “Vladimir Petkovic has found the right alchemy for his team.”
Sampdoria have officially signed striker Gianluca Sansone from Torino on a co-ownership deal, while the Granata take Belgian Under-21 international Dolly Menga.
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani again warned “we are no longer working for Kaka or Didier Drogba.”
Serie B resumed after a month-long break and returned with a huge shock, as leaders Sassuolo lost to Crotone.
Davide Ballardini makes his Genoa debut against Serie A leaders Juventus tonight and warns “we will have to make intensity our key characteristic.”
Genoa make their debut under new Coach Davide Ballardini against Juventus, while Lazio face their bete noir Chievo.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Torino defender Angelo Ogbonna has returned to training for the first time since his hernia operation.
Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic believes his side need to become more clinical in front of goal if they are to qualify for the Champions League.
Cristian Chivu has revealed that the Wesley Sneijder situation at Inter is 'a touchy subject'.
Fiorentina have completed the signings of Legia Warsaw's Rafal Wolski and Marvin Compper from Hoffenheim.
Lazio have named their 22-man squad for the match against Chievo at Stadio Olimpico tomorrow evening.

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