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Maurizio Sarri insists “Napoli are not favourites against Roma” and criticised Gonzalo Higuain’s “attitude.”
Genoa need to get back on track and host a Bologna side fresh from ending Napoli’s 18-match unbeaten streak.
Sinisa Mihajlovic warned Milan “need the right attitude” against Verona, or tactics and formations will be futile.
Rudi Garcia hit back at Roma fans and media ahead of their trip to Napoli. “People act as if we’re lambs to the slaughter.”
Paulo Sousa warns Fiorentina need “the mind and the heart” to push them to victory against arch rivals Juventus.
Max Allegri won’t call Juventus-Fiorentina a Scudetto showdown, but “it is an important crossroads for the campaign.”
Lorenzo Insigne wants to become “Napoli’s Francesco Totti,” hails Maurizio Sarri and says Edin Dzeko cannot compare to Gonzalo Higuain.
Verona director Riccardo Bigon is “willing to make a sacrifice for Juan Manuel Iturbe, as this is his home.”
Marcello Lippi is “ready to get back to work” and looks back on his time at Juventus, Inter and why Calciopoli helped win the World Cup.
Chievo Coach Rolando Maran believes Atalanta “are one of the toughest teams to face at the moment.”
Eusebio Di Francesco can’t wait for a “battle of talents” as his Sassuolo take on Torino today.
Roberto Stellone hopes Frosinone can make the most of Palermo’s poor form and “lack of harmony in the club.”
Juventus have set their sights on Internacional teenage left-back and Brazil Under-17 international Rogerio.
Napoli are reportedly planning a swoop for Manchester United’s Uruguayan talent Guillermo Varela.
The Euro 2016 draw is today at 17.00 GMT and Italy risk an extremely tough group in France next summer.
There are four Serie A games today, including leaders Inter at Udinese and Sassuolo-Torino, before Sunday’s huge Napoli-Roma and Juventus-Fiorentina Scudetto battles.
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Sources close to Keisuke Honda claim he will reject Everton and Tottenham offers to remain at Milan.
Udinese patron Giampaolo Pozzo claims Antonio Di Natale “will play as long as Francesco Totti does.”
It’s reported Roma have approached ex-Milan star Zvonimir Boban to become a new team manager.
Davide Ballardini is adamant Palermo’s game with Frosinone tomorrow is “important, but not fundamental.”
Russian papers claim Zenit have offered Carlo Ancelotti a contract worth €16m per season.
Juventus and Roma have joined Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and more chasing Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi.
Stefano Mauri and Eddy Onazi returned to Lazio training, while Senad Lulic’s finger injury is progressing well.
Gian Piero Gasperini insists Genoa “go into the Bologna game with confidence” despite two consecutive defeats.
Barbara Berlusconi warned “Milan cannot afford to miss out on the Champions League again” and focuses on improving San Siro.
Roberto Donadoni warned Bologna not to get ahead of themselves after beating Napoli. “Genoa are a tough prospect.”
Gervinho is unlikely to feature in Roma’s trip to Napoli on Sunday, as he still hasn’t resumed training.
Watford are reportedly in talks with Roma to take Juan Manuel Iturbe on loan, returning Victor Ibarbo.
Roma President James Pallotta “identified a possible framework” to resolve the ultras strike in today’s meeting with the Prefect.
Verona goalkeeper Rafael’s three-match ban was reduced on appeal, but Michelangelo Albertazzi has a calf strain.
Juventus will reportedly offer new contracts to Andrea Barzagli and Patrice Evra, but Martin Caceres will leave.
Inter have named their squad to face Udinese tomorrow, with Danilo D’Ambrosio out through suspension.
Aston Villa manager Remi Garde has admitted interest in Roma outcast Ashley Cole.
Giovanni Trapattoni believes Sunday’s Juventus-Fiorentina clash “is a game worth triple”.

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