NEWS

Napoli club President Aurelio De Laurentiis has stated that his primary reason for hiring Coach Rafa Benitez last summer was to win trophies.
Speculation in Italy is that Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has already put pen to paper on a two-year contract with Inter.
Inter and Milan have reportedly already decided that they will end cohabitation at San Siro, with the Rossoneri to move out by 2017.
Inter President Erick Thohir reportedly has a list of candidates in mind to replace departed technical director Marco Branca.
Walter Samuel has reportedly informed Inter of his intention to leave the club at the end of the current season.
Adriano Galliani has denied reports that Silvio Berlusconi has been critical of Clarence Seedorf’s tactics at Milan.
Daniele Prade has played down links with replacing Marco Branca at Inter: “There is a harmony at Fiorentina that is hard to find elsewhere.”
President of the Italian Football Referees’ Association Marcello Nicchi is very much against introducing television replays into Italian football.
Ciro Immobile has reflected on Torino’s ‘lesson learned’ against Bologna and determined that he is only thinking about Toro’s next games.
Alberto Zaccheroni has enthused at Yuto Nagatomo and Keisuke Honda’s work in Serie A, and offered his view on the latter’s best position at Milan.
FC Sion are seen as interested in another Italian and, having worked with Gennaro Gattuso, are now linked Ciro Ferrara.
Carlos Tevez brushed off further talk of Argentina by thanking Antonio Conte’s contribution for helping him settle in at Juventus.
Andrea Mandorlini enthused at Verona’s draw with Juventus, but considers that survival remains the club’s key objective.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Walter Mazzarri said Inter’s players should “watch and learn” from Walter Samuel after he secured victory over Sassuolo.
Alberto Malesani felt Sassuolo played “overall a pretty even game” in their slender 1-0 defeat to Inter.
Hernanes made his debut, but it was Walter Samuel who gave Inter their first victory of 2014, squeezing past Sassuolo.
Sinisa Mihajlovic insists Sampdoria deserved victory, while Diego Lopez points to the referee.
Roberto Donadoni was disappointed by the Tardini surface and Rolando Maran felt Catania did all they could.
Domenico Di Carlo can't believe Livorno lost, but Gian Piero Gasperini enjoys Genoa's view.
Andrea Mandorlini hailed Verona's comeback, but Antonio Conte lambasted the unacceptable Bianconeri.
Giampiero Ventura saw a cloud descend on Toro, while Davide Ballardini relied on team spirit.
Hernanes gets his debut and Fredy Guarin returns as Inter host Sassuolo hoping for their first win of 2014.
Edy Reja was content with Lazio’s goalless Derby della Capitale draw against local rivals Roma.
Rudi Garcia continued criticising Lazio Coach Edy Reja and felt Roma “did everything to win” the Derby.
Antonio Conte blasted “inexplicable” Juventus after they fumbled a 2-0 lead in Verona. “It’s a cold shower of humility.”
Both Lazio and Roma wasted golden opportunities in this Derby della Capitale stalemate.
Juventus fumbled a 2-0 lead in Verona on Daniel Osvaldo’s debut, while Sampdoria and Genoa scraped important victories.
Bologna fought back from an early goal to earn a shock 2-1 victory away to Torino, their first here since December 1980.
Serie A leaders Juventus visit high-flying Verona with Daniel Osvaldo ready for his debut.
Roma are having an almost-perfect season, but Lazio have every intention of tripping them up in the Derby della Capitale.
“I want to forget about Cagliari now. My heart is with Leeds,” said new owner Massimo Cellino.
Livorno are in dire straits, but Coach Mimmo Di Carlo insists “we do not fear anyone,” including Genoa.
Roberto Donadoni prepares Parma to face Catania and hints he could give Nicola Pozzi and Cristian Molinaro debuts.
Napoli have released a statement to counter untrue reports Mario Balotelli was subjected to racist abuse.

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