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Roma Coach Rudi Garcia says more must be done to protect players, staff and officials in Italian football.
Rudi Garcia insists Roma want to do well in the Europa League - but admits Serie A is his priority.
Rudi Garcia says he’ll give his all to clear his name after a row with a steward, warning ‘the more they bother us, the harder we will fight’.
Referee Paolo Valeri has been designated to officiate the Supercoppa Italiana between Juventus and Napoli, as the AIA announce the officials for Week 16.
Milan have apparently offered Giampaolo Pazzini to Premier League club Crystal Palace, so as to avoid reinforcing a Serie A rival.
Juventus are reportedly unwilling to release players for Antonio Conte’s Italy training camps, and it could result in the England game being moved.
As Norberto Neto continues to delay on a new contract, Fiorentina are apparently considering Salvador Ichazo as a possible alternative.
Stephan El Shaarawy’s agent denies that clubs have been in touch and says the Milan player won't move ‘unless there is a sensational offer’.
Marco Fassone reiterates that stadium plans are being considered, and says Inter ‘will fully respect’ Financial Fair Play this January.
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia will be at the Federal Court this afternoon to appeal his two-match suspension for an altercation with a steward.
Cagliari’s continued poor form reportedly has them considering the future of Zdenek Zeman as Coach.
Juventus Coach Max Allegri is happy about closing the year in first place, and agrees no-one else but Roma can challenge for the Scudetto.
Sebastian Giovinco's agent claims the Juventus striker is unhappy about his situation, but says a transfer to Napoli is just a ‘journalistic suggestion’.
The agent of Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato denies rumours of a transfer to Fiorentina, and says the player will ‘respect his deals’ in Brazil.
Atletico Madrid are reportedly willing to consider the option of a loan for Inter and Milan target Alessio Cerci.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Rafa Benitez praised Duvan Zapata, gave Jose Callejon a telling off and discussed his job offers to leave Napoli.
Roberto Donadoni confessed Parma are “scared and not determined enough” after a 2-0 defeat to Napoli.
Napoli got back on track by adding to Parma’s woes with a 2-0 result thanks to Duvan Zapata and Dries Mertens.
Fernando Llorente is looking forward to Monday’s Juventus-Napoli Italian Super Cup. “Anything could happen!”
Milan youth product Isaac Akuetteh will be back playing in January, six months after he was hit by a train.
Fredy Guarin has “even more motivation” to silence Inter critics, said his agent after reports of a January exit.
Palermo, Cesena and Leeds United are all eager to take Leonardo Pavoletti from Sassuolo in January.
Zdenek Zeman explained his tactical revolution against Juventus, although Cagliari were still beaten 3-1.
Max Allegri noted “it was important to end 2014 top of the table,” but was “astonished” by Zdenek Zeman’s Cagliari.
Arturo Vidal scored a wonderful goal in a Juventus victory at Cagliari and assured “in 2015 I’ll get back to being among the best.”
Leandro Castan admits he was “scared” before undergoing brain surgery, but the experience brought him closer to Roma than ever.
Juventus will end 2014 top of the Serie A table after a comfortable 3-1 victory away to Zdenek Zeman’s struggling Cagliari.
Italy boss Antonio Conte had a “positive” visit to Cesena and praised their youth academy.
Parma’s new owners are reportedly looking for a new President after Pietro Doca again denied he signed the paperwork.
Roberto Mancini reveals he returned to Inter “for the affection that ties me to this club.”
Napoli completely revamp their defence ahead of Monday’s Italian Super Cup with Juventus and Duvan Zapata starts against Parma tonight.
Italy and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli received a one-match ban and £25,000 fine for sending an offensive tweet.
Juventus dg Beppe Marotta warned Antonio Conte and Italy that they aren’t forced to send players for get-togethers.
Gervinho insists Rudi Garcia’s controversial ban “won’t have repercussions” on Roma ahead of their game with Milan.

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