NEWS

Roma have officially extended their contract with director of sport Walter Sabatini until June 2017.
Mauro Bergonzi will officiate Roma-Inter and Marco Guida has Milan-Juventus this weekend.
Domenico Berardi and Alessio Romagnoli are in the Italy Under-21 side to face Northern Ireland on March 5.
Alessandro Nesta has started his new career as part of Montreal Impact’s staff after hanging up his boots.
Lazio opt for Antonio Candreva, Keita Balde and Brayan Perea in their must-win trip to Ludogorets.
Napoli have Gonzalo Higuain, Jose Callejon, Goran Pandev and Lorenzo Insigne, as they must beat Swansea.
As expected, Napoli have officially signed goalkeeper Toni Doblas as a short-term replacement for Rafael Cabral.
Milan attacking midfielder Adel Taarabt says it is a dream come true to play for the Rossoneri and that he wants to stay at the club.
France Coach Didier Deschamps says he is pleased with the development of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba under Antonio Conte.
Cagliari defender Davide Astori has paid tribute to the ‘excellent atmosphere’ that is currently in place at the club.
Milan forward Mario Balotelli’s involvement in this weekend’s match against Juventus has today been placed in further doubt.
Corriere dello Sport are reporting that the cost of paying top-flight referees in Italy can be around €5m a season.
Fiorentina Coach Vincenzo Montella says his recent comments about referees have been misunderstood by the media.
Milan defender Daniele Bonera thinks his side’s upcoming game with Juventus will be an important benchmark in their development.
Queens Park Rangers assistant manager Joe Jordan says the future of Adel Taarabt depends on what the player wants.
Inter attacking midfielder Hernanes is said to be winning his battle to be fit for his side’s game with Roma at the weekend.
Roma forward Gervinho has thanked Giallorossi Coach Rudi Garcia for helping him rediscover his form since moving to Italy.
Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez is said to still be pondering which one of Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens to select for his side’s game with Swansea.
Reports in Il Tempo today claim that Lazio striker Helder Postiga’s season could be over without him even having appeared for the club.
Mario Gomez is in line to finally make a start for Fiorentina in their Europa League tie with Danish side Esbjerg tonight, Corriere dello Sport reports.
Fernando Llorente has revealed his ambition to face his Juventus teammates next week for Spain, and to make La Roja’s World Cup squad.
Paolo Rossi sees Adel Taarabt as the potential difference maker in attack for Milan this season, “to take the burden away from Mario Balotelli.”
Enrico Preziosi insists that whilst Genoa will be his last club, he is struggling to find a buyer, as he reiterates faith in Gian Piero Gasperini.
Fatih Terim has backed Clarence Seedorf’s mindset to attack at Milan and urged that he is protected by the club.
Juventus will only make a decision on whether or not to play Kwadwo Asamoah against Milan at the last available moment.
Jean-Michel Aulas says that whilst Napoli are yet to return, Lyon are ‘morally committed’ to selling Maxime Gonalons, if a satisfactory offer arrives.
Sport are running the line that Barcelona Coach Tata Martino is interested in trying to prise Arturo Vidal away from Juventus.
Nigel de Jong has indicated his desire to stay at Milan for four to five more years, before a return to Hamburg.
Fatih Terim has warned Juventus that they need to switch their mentality for next season or else fall short in the Champions League once again.
Inter have reportedly tied up Nemanja Vidic for a summer Bosman move and now turned their attention to Arsenal’s Bacary Sagna.
There are surprising reports that Cesare Prandelli is ready to commit to a new contract as Italy Coach, to see him through to June 2018.
Barring any last minute surprises, Napoli are expected to bring in Toni Doblas as Pepe Reina’s short-term back-up between the sticks.
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Gareth Bale scored twice for Real Madrid to win 6-1 away to Schalke, but Roberto Mancini’s Galatasaray held Chelsea 1-1.
Cagliari director Nicola Salerno said there is “no truth” in the reports David Astori is heading for Roma.

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