NEWS

Stefano Colantuono already beat Milan once this season and hopes Atalanta can make it a remarkable double.
Rolando Maran insists today’s Catania-Fiorentina match “is not a duel” between him and ex-Elefantini Coach Vincenzo Montella.
Italian newspapers claim that Milan have offered €20m for Mario Balotelli and his agent is in Manchester to discuss the deal with City.
Antonio Conte vented even more rage at the Juventus-Genoa referee in his Press conference. “I go home with bad thoughts in my mind.”
Stefano Pioli warns “attack is the best form of defence” against Roma, something Bologna already learned when conquering the Olimpico 3-2.
Roberto Donadoni welcomes his new Parma players and notes they “worked on our own performance rather than just how to stop Napoli.”
Napoli hope to close the gap on Juventus in Parma today, while Roma visit Bologna, Milan are in Bergamo, Fiorentina travel to Catania and Inter welcome Torino.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta stirred up huge controversy by suggesting referee Marco Guida didn’t give a penalty “because he is from Naples.”
Antonio Conte claims tonight’s referee should be sacked. “He said he ‘didn’t feel ready’ to give the penalty. That’s not normal. I cannot tolerate this.”
Davide Ballardini insisted Genoa deserved their point in Turin and had their own penalty incidents to complain about.
Marco Borriello scored at the Juventus Stadium to give Genoa a hard-fought 1-1 draw against his old club on Coach Davide Ballardini’s debut, but the Bianconeri were furious. Juve had two penalty appeals, including one in stoppages.
Eugenio Corini praised Chievo’s performance after their surprise victory away to Lazio. “We bring home these three points with merit.”
Vladimir Petkovic insists Lazio “did not deserve to lose” against Chievo and he stands by his decision to rest Hernanes.
Juventus “are in an emergency situation, but Nicolas Anelka will be our only signing,” declared general manager Beppe Marotta.
Lazio’s 16-match unbeaten run in all competition came crashing to a halt, as Chievo confirmed their status as bête noir with a 1-0 victory at the Olimpico.
Paul Pogba, Mirko Vucinic and Fabio Quagliarella lead Juventus out against Genoa on Coach Davide Ballardini’s debut.
Giampiero Ventura wants an “arrogant and shameless Torino” against Inter at San Siro tomorrow night, but also criticised the media for focusing on transfer gossip.
La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Milan have presented “a serious €20m offer” to Manchester City for Mario Balotelli.
Roma have officially confirmed that Mattia Destro will be out for around two months after he underwent knee surgery today.
Lazio make changes for their late afternoon kick-off against Chievo, who represent something of a bête noir.
Reports are emerging from Italy that Inter have agreed a €13m transfer fee with Liverpool for Philippe Coutinho.
Cristian Zaccardo could make his Milan debut against Atalanta tomorrow, as the new arrival is already in the squad.
Serie B is back with a bang and surprise results, as Modena, Varese, Bari and Empoli capitulated at home, while Livorno stalled in Padova.
Stefano Sorrentino is ready for his Palermo debut and reveals his emotions at leaving Chievo. “It’s a mixture of joy, anger and disappointment.”
Vincenzo Montella has fond memories of Catania ahead of tomorrow’s game, but Fiorentina are still without David Pizarro.
Mario Balotelli’s agent has said “anything can happen from here until January 31 and we are keeping vigilant” after Milan dropped hints.
Andrea Stramaccioni admits Philippe Coutinho will be sold to raise funds for Paulinho. “Painful sales can bring in important players who will improve Inter.”
Adriano Galliani left the door open for Mario Balotelli to Milan. “Kaka and Didier Drogba are 101% not coming. Balotelli is 99.9%...”
Roma Coach Zdenek Zeman attacked Maarten Stekelenburg, as a move to Fulham seems inevitable, but is not troubled by Mattia Destro’s injury.
Massimiliano Allegri urged his Milan side to stop throwing leads away ahead of their match with Atalanta. “We can’t risk drawing these games.”
Vasilis Torosidis receives his first call-up for Roma, but there is a striker shortage going into the lunch-time kick-off with Bologna.
Andrea Stramaccioni warns Inter they “can’t get this wrong” against Torino, as Antonio Cassano returns but Diego Milito is still sidelined.
Nicolas Anelka will reportedly undergo a medical with Juventus on Monday, as he awaits the FIFA transfer from Shanghai Shenhua.
UEFA chief Pierluigi Collina has told referees they “must be ready to make the decision” to suspend games in order to fight “the cancer of racism.”

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