NEWS

The Gazzetta dello Sport say that Roma are closing in on a contract renewal agreement with Miralem Pjanic.
Cesare Prandelli has reiterated the professional focus he wants from his Italy players, and defended recent comments on their physical condition.
Barbara Berlusconi’s talks with Fly Emirates next week may reportedly lead to discussions over a €250m investment for a 30 per cent share in Milan.
Marco Verratti has admitted that he is uncertain about whether or not he will be called up by Cesare Prandelli for the World Cup.
Cesare Prandelli admits that Italy are not among the favourites for the World Cup, but adds that: “We can beat all the strongest.”
Inter target Fernando Torres will reportedly only leave Chelsea if they pay him €12m to compensate for an anticipated drop in salary.
Gonzalo Higuain has reflected on the difference he has seen between Italian and Spanish football, and on Napoli’s season so far.
Pietro Leonardi has determined that Parma will ‘try until the end’ to achieve qualification into the Europa League.
Cesare Prandelli will reportedly include Antonio Cassano in his provisional World Cup squad, but not Francesco Totti or Luca Toni.
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Maxime Gonalons and Corentin Tolisso had regrets, but Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes said there’s “no shame” in losing to Juventus.
Samuel Umtiti insisted Lyon “still believe” despite a home defeat to Juventus in the Europa League.
Antonio Conte said Lyon “tried to stop Juventus playing” and reassured fans on the Carlos Tevez injury.
Lyon Coach Remi Garde had his birthday ruined by Juventus and admitted they “need a miracle” to go through.
Kwadwo Asamoah said the key was Juventus’ movement off the ball in the second half against Lyon.
Leonardo Bonucci admits his goal gave Juventus “a very important victory” in the Europa League at Lyon.
Leonardo Bonucci scored a late goal as Juventus won 1-0 away to Lyon in the Europa League quarter-final first leg.
Siena and Cesena have been docked a point each in this season’s Serie B table for financial irregularities.
Joaquin is confident Fiorentina can lift the Coppa Italia in May and challenge for the Scudetto within a few years.
Chievo Coach Eugenio Corini prepares for the Verona Derby and claims Mario Balotelli trod on Nicolas Frey.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta blasted Napoli’s “excessive euphoria” and said they “acted like provincial little clubs.”
Adriano Galliani confirmed Milan “fees have already been set” to make Adil Rami and Adel Taarabt’s moves permanent.
Carlos Tevez, Daniel Osvaldo and Paul Pogba start as Juventus visit Lyon in the Europa League quarter-final.
Cesare Prandelli is the cover star for The FIFA Weekly, as he is “the epitome of elegance and style.”
Daniele Bonera said Milan just needed a little time “to understand” new Coach Clarence Seedorf’s ideas.
Fatih Terim believes Francesco Totti should go to the World Cup and praised Rudi Garcia’s work with Roma.
Gonzalo Higuain explained why he opted to join Napoli rather than Arsenal or Juventus. “They wanted to build a winning team.”
Livorno have lost Ibrahima Mbaye for a month after he was diagnosed with a groin strain.
Radja Nainggolan admits it will be “strange” to face his former club Cagliari with the Roma shirt this weekend.
Fabio Grosso is expecting “a great game” tonight in the Europa League quarter-final between Juventus and Lyon.
Roma have joined Juventus and Milan in tracking Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.
Former Napoli player Moreno Ferrario believes Roma are only ahead of the Azzurri because they have had no European commitments this season.
Hernan Crespo believes Milan striker Mario Balotelli is still missing some of the ingredients needed to make a great player.
CalcioNews24 are reporting that Alberto Zaccheroni could be set to leave his position as Coach of the Japanese national team after the World Cup.
Inter’s Danilo D’Ambrosio has thanked his Nerazzurri teammates and Coach Walter Mazzarri for helping him settle into life at San Siro.

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