NEWS

Sino-Europe Sports released a statement confirming “everything is progressing rapidly towards the closing for AC Milan.”
Luciano Spalletti became irritated by questions on Francesco Totti, accusing reporters of “using him to break Roma” and threatening to quit if the captain does.
Paulo Sousa hopes that victory over Roma “can give Fiorentina the right push” to reach their peak, but identified the Federico Bernardeschi problem.
Max Allegri insists the trip to Inter “is the first stepping stone to the Scudetto” and praised the importance of Juventus squad rotation.
Luciano Spalletti feels Roma wrongly consider “some passes too banal and easy,” but Fiorentina show the importance of possession.
Empoli Coach Giovanni Martusciello called for “the right mentality against a Torino side that has become much more attacking.”
Francesco Totti’s wife Ilary Blasi shot down reports of an MLS future for the Roma star. “I’m staying in Rome, that’s for sure.”
Leonardo believes facing Juventus represents “an opportunity” for Inter, who should take the Europa League more seriously.
Lazio can give Luis Alberto his Serie A debut today against Pescara after including him in the squad.
Sampdoria’s Lucas Torreira believes Edgar Barreto’s ‘goal’ against Milan should have been allowed to stand.
It is reported that Juventus and Napoli are eyeing up a move for Atalanta’s Franck Kessie.
Riccardo Meggiorini described his actions in saving a woman from her attacker in the street, but the Chievo star insists “I am no hero.”
Fiorentina’s Carlos Sanchez hopes home advantage will be enough to give the Viola victory over Roma.
Juventus are in advanced talks to sign Boca Juniors’ young midfield prospect Rodrigo Bentancur.
Former goalkeeper Fernando Orsi believes it would be crazy of Inter to sack Coach Frank De Boer.
PSG midfielder Thiago Motta stands up to critics and reveals “I worked with Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti, but nobody like Gian Piero Gasperini.”
Italian papers suggest Cesare Prandelli or Fabio Capello are ready to replace Frank de Boer at Inter with Diego Simeone lined up for 2018.
Joe Hart came to Serie A, but his Torino teammate Andrea Belotti is courted by Premier League clubs Arsenal and Liverpool.
Many players are heroes to their fans, but Chievo striker Riccardo Meggiorini was a real-life hero when saving a woman from her attacker.
Gabigol’s agent admits they used Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Leicester City interest to “make him one of the best-paid players at Inter.”
There are some very big games this weekend, including the vicious Derby d’Italia Inter-Juventus, Fiorentina-Roma rivalry, Napoli-Bologna and a fascinating Sassuolo-Genoa.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Vincenzo Montella insists he left Carlos Bacca on the bench against Sampdoria purely as part of squad rotation.
Sampdoria Coach Marco Giampaolo expressed sympathy for his players after they were beaten by Milan.
Carlos Bacca respects Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella’s decision to leave him on the bench against Sampdoria.
Giacomo Bonaventura says Milan have achieved nothing despite their victory over Sampdoria.
A Greek newspaper has accused ‘Mafia’ of denying PAOK a late Europa League penalty against Fiorentina.
Carlos Bacca came off the bench to score a late winner as Milan won a hard-fought victory at Sampdoria.
Davide Calabria wants Milan to play in a more proactive manner when they take on Sampdoria.
Sampdoria’s Luis Muriel expects a very hard match against Milan in Friday’s game at Luigi Ferraris.
Carlos Bacca has been dropped to the bench for Milan’s Serie A meeting with Sampdoria.
Inter President Erick Thohir says the Nerazzurri’s performance against Hapoel Be’er Sheva was ‘not up to the standard expected.’
Goalkeeper Alisson admits Roma have made mistakes despite their unbeaten start to the new League season.
Joao Mario has described the mood around Inter as ‘positive’ despite Thursday’s 2-0 loss to Hapoel Be’er Sheva.
It is reported that Milan are considering allowing Carlos Bacca to join Chelsea in exchange for Cesc Fabregas.