NEWS

Marek Hamsik has big plans for 2016. “I want to win the Scudetto with Napoli and star at Euro 2016 with Slovakia.”
Cagliari are crowned Winter Champions of Serie B, Bari, Novara and Livorno collapse, while Avellino shock Cesena.
Radja Nainggolan says he “worked hard to reach a big club” like Roma, while Italy are “among the Euro 2016 favourites.”
Inter forward Mauro Icardi feels Napoli “have something more” in the Scudetto race, while Juventus, Fiorentina and Roma are in the running.
Nikola Kalinic trusts Fiorentina “can be protagonists in Serie A and the Europa League” this season.
Sampdoria director Carlo Osti accused Anderlecht striker Stefano Okaka of “lying” about his departure.
Jose Callejon believes Napoli can win the Scudetto and “make Serie A history. I feel very Neapolitan.”
West Ham United and Crystal Palace revived their attempts to poach striker Simone Zaza from Juventus for €27m (£19.9m).
It’s reported Napoli offered Mirko Valdifiori plus €7m cash for Torino defender Nikola Maksimovic.
Juventus want to reinforce their midfield with Joao Moutinho from Monaco, then Genoa-owned Rolando Mandragora.
Inter are reportedly close to securing Gregory van der Wiel, but Paris Saint-Germain want €4m.
Barcelona have joined Inter in asking Lazio about €35m-rated attacking midfielder Antonio Candreva.
Roma are reportedly lining up a free transfer for Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa next season.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi continues to aim insults at Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic.
Bologna confirm they’re in talks with Inter for Andrea Ranocchia and the loan of Jonathan Calleri. “If the terms change…”
Brazilian media are confident Fluminense will sign Paulo Henrique from Napoli for €2m.
Napoli outcast Jonathan De Guzman should finally join Bournemouth next week after the move collapsed in August.
Fabio Capello analyses the current Italy squad, but thinks it “crazy Franco Baresi and Paolo Maldini never won the Ballon d’Or.”
Mohamed Salah trusts Roma “can do it” against Real Madrid in the Champions League. “I want to win here.”
Marco Verratti discussed the Scudetto race, Antonio Conte, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Carlo Ancelotti, Euro 2016 and what went wrong in Brazil.
Tottenham want Sassuolo starlet Domenico Berardi, but need to out-bid the Juventus option worth €25m.
Erick Thohir hailed “fundamental” Mauro Icardi, the “core for Inter’s future” and why Andrea Pirlo won’t arrive.
Liverpool are being linked with Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti and Milan’s Diego Lopez.
Spanish newspaper Marca claims Real Madrid and Barcelona will battle for Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio trusts Antonio Conte will stay with Italy, “but if he doesn’t then we’ll find another Coach.”
Ricky Alvarez is training with Sampdoria after a legal battle between Inter and Sunderland.
Ciro Immobile could be heading back to Italy for Sampdoria or his hometown club Napoli after only a few months at Sevilla.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Inter forward Stevan Jovetic is "not afraid to say the word Scudetto” but Juventus “remain the favourites”.
Inter captain Mauro Icardi is pleased with their efforts so far but “we know we can’t let up”.
Marco Verratti admits “my dream was to play in Serie A with Pescara” but couldn’t turn down Paris Saint-Germain.
Football Italia would like to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas!
Marek Hamsik believes Napoli can aim for the Scudetto this season - “we have the right team to make the fans dream”.
Vice-President Javier Zanetti hopes Lionel Messi “can come to play for Inter” but “I know he’s very happy at Barcelona”.
Coach Max Allegri insists Juventus won’t park the bus against Bayern Munich - “it’ll be a beautiful game”.

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