NEWS

Agent Mino Raiola reveals Mario Balotelli “has never been so happy” after joining Milan and that Zlatan Ibrahimovic “wants a return to Italy.”
Francesco Acerbi has blasted former club Milan after joining Chievo in January. “It was a weight off my shoulders.”
Lazio welcome new signing Bruno Pereirinha, who assures “I love Italian football and the more tactical approach suits me.”
The pressure is on Juventus to get a result against Chievo at the Stadio Bentegodi, but Antonio Conte is in the stands and forced to reshuffle his pack.
Davide Ballardini held Juventus on his Genoa debut, so demands “intensity and aggression to beat Lazio” this afternoon.
Roberto Donadoni expects “a real test” of Parma’s potential when they go head-to-head with Fiorentina this afternoon.
Leonardo Bonucci could be dropped and Federico Marchetti recalled for Italy’s friendly against Holland next week.
Miralem Pjanic was “so sorry it ended this way” for sacked Roma Coach Zdenek Zeman, as caretaker manager Aurelio Andreazzoli takes charge.
Gian Piero Gasperini believes Palermo can turn their season around after numerous January signings, starting from this afternoon’s game against Atalanta.
Vincenzo Montella insists Fiorentina’s defeats have been “flukes” as they prepare to welcome high-flying Parma.
Marek Hamsik helped Napoli go joint top of Serie A with a victory over Catania, but he assured “we are not thinking about Juventus.”
Siena beat Inter 2-0 at San Siro earlier this season under Serse Cosmi, so now Beppe Iachini hopes they can make it an historic double.
Chievo Coach Eugenio Corini is confident they can cause another huge upset when leaders Juventus visit for the lunchtime match.
Mario Balotelli will make his debut for the Rossoneri against Udinese this evening, while Juventus must get the better of giant-killers Chievo to stay top.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Catania Coach Rolando Maran can’t help but have regrets after the defeat to Napoli, but blamed his own strikers more than the referee.
Zdenek Zeman has said goodbye to the Roma fans after he was sacked today. “I’m sorry, but I tried to give my all.”
Walter Mazzarri was not satisfied with Napoli’s performance against Catania, even if it put them joint top. “We should’ve killed it off with a third goal.”
Napoli are top of the table for at least one night, as Marek Hamsik and Paolo Cannavaro gave them a 2-0 victory over Catania.
There are reports Tito Vilanova won’t be on the bench for Barcelona’s Champions League ties with Milan as he continues to receive cancer treatment.
Luciano Moggi couldn’t help but gloat after Zdenek Zeman was fired by Roma. “I can’t deny I saw it coming. Franco Baldini needs a new Calciopoli.”
Giampiero Ventura blamed defensive Sampdoria for the lack of entertainment, but Delio Rossi praised their work ethic.
A victory would put Napoli top of the table tonight, but they face a Catania side that has won three on the bounce.
Torino and Sampdoria both had chances, but ultimately a goalless draw was the correct reflection of this relegation tussle.
Roma CEO Italo Zanzi insists firing Zdenek Zeman to promote Aurelio Andreazzoli means they have “overcome a difficult situation in a responsible and strategic way.”
Ex-Roma Coach Carlo Mazzone claims the club “is incompetent” after it sacked Zdenek Zeman today.
Mario Balotelli is in the Milan squad for tomorrow night’s game with Udinese, though Christian Abbiati is in doubt.
Riccardo Meggiorini and Mauro Icardi hope to continue their amazing form as Torino and Sampdoria go head-to-head.
Sassuolo and Hellas Verona were held to draws, so Livorno closed to within a point of the leaders, Modena tumbled and Juve Stabia shocked Vicenza.
Pescara President Daniele Sebastiani confirms they are appealing to have Patjim Kasami’s transfer from Fulham due to a technical glitch and will “always be friends” to Zdenek Zeman.
Udinese Coach Francesco Guidolin complimented Milan for their transformation and said Mario Balotelli “has the potential to become a top player.”
Palermo’s new signing Alejandro Faurlin reveals he “always believed” the move from QPR would go through.
Directors Franco Baldini and Walter Sabatini had a tense confrontation with Roma fans after firing Zdenek Zeman. “This was the only decision we could make.”
Ezequiel Schelotto admits his move to Inter has been a long time coming. “I always wanted to join this club, though there were some difficult moments during negotiations.”
It is now official, Roma have sacked Coach Zdenek Zeman after last night’s 4-2 home defeat to Cagliari.

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