NEWS

Spain Coach Julen Lopetegui claims Napoli star Pepe Reina “was the best goalkeeper in Serie A last season.”
Marco Verratti, Leonardo Bonucci and Federico Bernardeschi are expected to step in for Italy against Israel tomorrow.
Potential Palermo buyer Frank Cascio has urged President Maurizio Zamparini to give him a response amid talks with a Chinese group.
Hernan Crespo believes Juventus spending €90m for Gonzalo Higuain “was far more logical than Manchester United’s €110m for Paul Pogba.”
There are reports Bologna Coach Roberto Donadoni was so furious with his team that he broke his hand punching a wall.
Italy and Lazio midfielder Marco Parolo told future players that “the word of the Coach is the law.”
Ian Rush urged new Torino signing Joe Hart to “speak Italian” and explained the importance of the Turin Derby with Juventus.
La Gazzetta dello Sport have worked out that Italy are due to reach at least the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup.
Roma goalkeeper Alisson is “not concerned” that he has been dropped for the last two games in favour of Wojciech Szczesny.
Milan legend Alessandro Costacurta feels Alessio Romagnoli, Daniele Rugani and Gianluigi Donnarumma are “the best young players in Europe.”
Gonzalo Higuain has made it into Paolo Sorrentino’s latest TV series The Young Pope, referencing “faith and betrayal.”
Stephan Lichtsteiner insists he will “fight to the end to defend my place” at Juventus, albeit hinting he’ll leave for Inter.
Inter’s spending spree is not over, as they are lining up a January swoop for €30m-rated Benfica defender Victor Lindelof.
Daniele De Rossi has a three-match Euro ban, so Roma are considering a new 4-2-3-1 system to cover the midfielder’s absence.
Torino striker Andrea Belotti is having some muscular problems and won't play Israel-Italy.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic admits the reason he went to Manchester United was to follow Jose Mourinho.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is pleased about his move to Italy: 'I learnt a lot, and Lazio was the right choice'.
Director Lapo Elkann says Juventus are poised to win, but Gonzalo Higuain won't be enough on his own.
Napoli still can't find a deal for the renewal of Lorenzo Insigne, even as everyone else will get new contracts.
Blaise Matuidi admits he wanted Juventus, but he is not unhappy at Paris Saint-Germain.
Domenico Criscito's agent doesn't rule out a move to Inter, but warns Zenit St Petersburg won't accept a loan option.
New signing Marko Rog promises he will 'change the hierarchies in Napoli's stables' but he is 'not scared of the bench'.
Yaya Toure, formerly one of the big names accosted to Inter, 'will not move in January' according to his agent.
Barcelona and Santos are at each other's necks over the transfer of Gabigol to Inter.
Massimo Moratti says Frank De Boer will need at least one month before he can be judged, whilst discussing Inter's mercato.
As Stephan Lichtsteiner is still pushing for a transfer to Inter, Juventus will reportedly target Matteo Darmian from Manchester United.
With Financial Fair Play issues, Frank de Boer has effectively split the Inter squad into two distinct teams for Serie A and Europe.
Palermo will have their first training session under new Coach Roberto De Zerbi tomorrow after Davide Ballardini resigned.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic would rather be at Milan than Manchester United, revealed agent Mino Raiola. “They are in his heart.”
Juventus are set to offer Leonardo Bonucci and Paulo Dybala lucrative new contracts to fight off Manchester City and Barcelona.
New Torino goalkeeper Joe Hart is “like a robot and has everything it takes to do well in Serie A,” said Willy Caballero.
Luis Muriel admits he’s in “the best form of my career” with Sampdoria and Colombia. “I know not everyone likes me.”
Martin Caceres is still a free agent and Napoli are ready to offer him a contract after Vlad Chiriches’ injury.
Paulo Dybala revealed what it was like to play with Leo Messi and be consoled by him after a red card on his full Argentina debut.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.