NEWS

Benevento continue to amaze, Brescia leave it extremely late and Cittadella thump five past Pro Vercelli.
Juventus debut Miralem Pjanic, while Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala get their first start together when hosting a reshuffled Sassuolo.
Serie A is back with two fascinating ties, as new-look Juventus host on-form Sassuolo before Roberto De Zerbi’s Palermo debut against Napoli.
Joao Mario is in the Inter squad for the first time as they travel to Pescara.
Paulo Sousa shrugged off “gossip” that he is looking to leave Fiorentina and tried to focus on ending Genoa’s perfect start.
Sinisa Mihajlovic admits Torino have a striker crisis, but has faith in Joe Hart. “If Pep Guardiola has anyone else he’d like to hand over…”
Vincenzo Montella wants “a response on every level” from Milan against Udinese tomorrow, but hints at a change to 4-3-3.
Luciano Spalletti gave Roma tactical advice to take on Sampdoria and is “irritated we’ve stopped” dominating matches.
Cagliari Coach Massimo Rastelli is not sure what to expect from Bologna, so “we must try to impose our style on the game.”
Simone Inzaghi reveals Keita Balde Diao “will play tomorrow” against Chievo after resolving his Lazio row.
Beppe Iachini urged Udinese to “attack and try to score goals” against Milan at San Siro tomorrow.
Francesco Totti urged Roma to “bet on me, as my passion is without limits” and he’s trying not to think of his last game.
Alessio Cerci “wanted Bologna at all costs,” but the Atletico Madrid man is confident he can make the move in January.
Marco Giampaolo aims to keep Sampdoria’s perfect record by visiting Roma and old friend Luciano Spalletti. “Responsible but cocky.”
Milan are widely reported to have chosen Inter scouting chief Massimiliano Mirabelli as their new director of sport.
Frank de Boer discussed Inter tactics against Pescara, including the many different roles for “box-to-box midfielder” Joao Mario.
Frank de Boer concedes criticism and pressure “are normal” when Inter don’t get results, but he’s “confident we’ll have success in future.”
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero is looking forward to challenging Roma tomorrow, but Antonio Cassano “betrayed me.”
Sassuolo patron Giorgio Squinzi described the secret to their success and warned “we are targeting a Champions League place.”
Juventus are expected to unveil their star trio of Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala and Miralem Pjanic for the first time against Sassuolo.
The reason for Mauro Zarate’s absence from Fiorentina has been revealed – his wife Natalie Weber has cancer.
Mario Balotelli reportedly tried to win over his new OGC Nice teammates by giving them €15,000 worth of gifts.
Roma President Jim Pallotta landed in Italy and discussed the new stadium, Umberto Gandini and the “stupid” goals conceded.
Zenit St Petersburg claim Juventus target Axel Witsel “appreciated” the contract renewal proposed to him.
Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti is in mourning after both his parents-in-law died within hours of each other.
Gigi Buffon has been voted the all-time best goalkeeper in the Champions League with 59 per cent of the vote.
The break for international duty is over and Serie A is back with a bang, including today’s Juventus-Sassuolo and Palermo-Napoli, then Roma-Sampdoria and Pescara-Inter.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Cesena left it very late to get the better of Carpi in the Friday night Serie B match.
Manolo Gabbiadini’s agent confirms the striker is “close” to signing a new Napoli contract.
Marseille’s Rod Fanni describes Nice’s signing of Mario Balotelli as “like Russian roulette”, but Lucien Favre believes the striker isn’t in top condition yet.
Thomas Vermaelen admits Roma must bounce back against Sampdoria after the “disappointing result against Cagliari”.
West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic admits interest in Carlos Bacca but the Milan striker was “waiting for Arsenal or Atletico Madrid”.
Giovanni Carnevali believes Sassuolo and Juventus are examples for the rest of Serie A.
Stephan Lichtsteiner is in the Juventus squad to face Sassuolo, despite a reported rift with the club.