NEWS

Inter ace Saphir Taider has revealed why he opted for an international career with Algeria rather than France.
Samir Handanovic is confident Inter have archived last season’s problems – but he’s called for continued focus.
Gigi Casiraghi doesn’t think former club Lazio should consider sacking boss Vladimir Petkovic at this stage of the campaign.
Livorno chief Aldo Spinelli has revealed he almost signed Gigi Buffon while he was in charge of Genoa.
Milan stopper Cristian Zapata has laughed at those who were questioning the form of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
Italian legend Alessandro Nesta has admitted he is looking to become a Coach once he’s had a break from the game.
Christian Maggio has conceded that winning four games may not be enough for Napoli to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League.
Francesco Bardi has cooled suggestions he could break into the Italian national set-up in time for the 2014 World Cup.
Luiz Felipe Scolari says Francesco Totti and Andrea Pirlo would be in his summer World Cup plans had they been Brazilian.
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta insists the club have no plans to cash in on Bosman capture Fernando Llorente.
Struggling Sampdoria will reportedly show boss Delio Rossi the door unless they beat Fiorentina on Sunday.
Carlos Tevez has underlined that Juventus’ top target this season is the Scudetto and not the Champions League.
Andrea Poli believes Milan “could have taken home a positive result” after losing to Barcelona on Wednesday.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Tata Martino described Barcelona’s 3-1 win over Milan as “a game of two halves and two faces.”
Rafa Benitez was pleased with the Napoli fightback against Marseille, although qualification is still very complicated.
Massimiliano Allegri explains why he dropped Mario Balotelli against Barcelona. “I did it for Milan and for Balotelli.”
Riccardo Montolivo has regrets after Milan “failed to make the most of our chances” in a 3-1 defeat to Barcelona.
Gonzalo Higuain called tonight’s 3-2 result over Olympique Marseille “fundamental for Napoli to stay top of the group.”
Napoli made life very difficult for themselves and paid for complacency, but beat Olympique Marseille 3-2.
Milan had several chances when Mario Balotelli came on, but were beaten 3-1 in Barcelona by a Leo Messi brace.
Milan assistant manager Mauro Tassotti explains why Max Allegri dropped Mario Balotelli against Barcelona.
Napoli assistant manager Fabio Pecchia insists dropping Marek Hamsik against Marseille was not to rest him for Juventus.
Napoli’s Champions League match with Arsenal could be behind closed doors after the Marseille bus was attacked.
Napoli have Gonzalo Higuain, Dries Mertens and Goran Pandev to take on Olympique Marseille.
Mario Balotelli is sensationally dropped from the starting XI as Milan visit Barcelona in the Champions League.
Giampaolo Pazzini wishes he could play when Milan visit Barcelona tonight. “I envy my teammates.”
Vincenzo Montella warns Fiorentina they need to keep pushing Pandurii because “it’s important to win the Europa League group.”
Massimo Moratti discussed his 18 years at Inter, why he sold to Erick Thohir and “never intended to be President forever.”
There are reports Mario Balotelli could be benched for Milan when they visit Barcelona this evening.
Anthony Reveillere’s agent has denied his client has had any contact from Napoli, but admits that there is some interest in a move to Serie A.
The Gazzetta dello Sport have reported that Napoli are tracking Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta, with a bid possibly to come in January.
Lazio play Apollon Limassol in the Europa League on Thursday, but Vladimir Petkovic has called for calm after talks of crisis.
Udinese midfielder Giampiero Pinzi has had his home broken in to this morning, with several items of unknown value stolen.
Reports in the Russian Press this afternoon claim that Zenit St Petersburg could make a move for Stefan Savic in January.

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