Morata targets fitness and renewal
Juventus striker Alvaro Morata is reportedly close to being fit for Saturday’s meeting with Napoli, while the club continue to push for a new contract.
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Di Francesco: 'Sassuolo keep going'
Eusebio Di Francesco refused to let Sassuolo rest on their laurels after flying into third place with a win at Palermo.
Zenga: 'Samp have soul'
Walter Zenga said Sampdoria beat Roma because “these lads proved they have a soul and the fans helped us.”
Pioli advice to Felipe Anderson
Stefano Pioli saw “reassuring signs” from Lazio’s 2-0 victory over Genoa and gave Felipe Anderson advice.
Stellone: 'Not our best game'
Roberto Stellone admits Frosinone picked up their first point against Juventus with “not our best performance.”
Sousa: 'No Fiorentina limits'
Paulo Sousa said he has belief in Fiorentina, but is also “realistic” after they surged into second place.
Sarri: 'Valdifiori must improve'
Maurizio Sarri told off Mirko Valdifiori after Napoli failed to break down Carpi in a goalless draw.
Mancini: 'Inter not favourites'
Roberto Mancini refused to call Inter Scudetto favourites after five consecutive victories, disposing of Verona 1-0.
Allegri: 'Juve can lose to anyone'
Max Allegri warned Juventus “are capable of beating anyone and losing to anyone” after a 1-1 draw with Frosinone.
Garcia: 'Undeserved defeat'
Rudi Garcia insists Roma “did not deserve defeat” against Sampdoria, but “it was our own fault for little defensive errors.”
Roma capitulate to Samp
Roma fought back at Marassi only to capitulate 2-1 against Sampdoria with a comical Kostas Manolas own goal.
Wk5: Inter break away as giants stall
Inter made it five out of five with Felipe Melo, but Roma shot themselves in the foot, Frosinone made history by holding Juventus and Carpi stalled Napoli.
Roma face a very tricky visit to Sampdoria and are forced to reshuffle again with Edin Dzeko and Mohamed Salah facing Eder and Luis Muriel.
Juventus give Simone Zaza his first start with Paulo Dybala as they host Serie A absolute beginners Frosinone.
Inter aim to keep their 100 per cent record going and give Adem Ljajic his full debut as the leaders host Hellas Verona.
Napoli have found their stride with back-to-back 5-0 victories, so can they do it again with newcomers Carpi?
Juve to lock down Morata?
Juventus are reportedly close to a new contract for Alvaro Morata, rejecting a return to Real Madrid.
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Bonaventura 'Milan for life'
Jack Bonaventura’s agent is more than open to a contract renewal. “He wants Milan for life.”
Soriano: 'Aggressive with Roma'
Sampdoria star Roberto Soriano warned they “need to be aggressive” against Roma this evening.
Ljajic set for Inter debut
Adem Ljajic is expected to get his Inter debut tonight, while Verona rely on Giampaolo Pazzini in Luca Toni’s absence.
Ibrahimovic: 'Milan? We'll see'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in Italy and fans asked if he’d return to Milan. “Who knows, we’ll see in future.”
Dybala dropped by Juve?
It’s reported Simone Zaza and Juan Cuadrado will start for Juventus against Frosinone tonight, dropping Paulo Dybala.
Reja: ‘Another difficult game’
Atalanta Coach Edy Reja expects ‘another difficult game’ against Empoli tomorrow night.
Recoba: ‘I was Moratti’s favourite…’
Alvaro Recoba admits he was Massimo Moratti’s “favourite” in his time at Inter but “it was a natural thing”.
Khedira: ‘Back soon for Juventus'
Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira says he’ll return to training with his teammates “soon”.
Agent: ‘Buffon one of the best ever’
Gianluigi Buffon’s agent says his client is “one of the best players in the history of Italian football”.
Official: Udinese sign Lodi
Udinese have officially confirmed the arrival of midfielder Francesco Lodi.
Raiola: ‘Balotelli not a surprise’
Mino Raiola insists Mario Balotelli’s form for Milan is “not a surprise” and discusses Sir Alex Ferguson.
Morrison: ‘Tevez never spoke Italian’
Ravel Morrison responds to Lazio Coach Stefano Pioli - ‘Carlos Tevez never spoke Italian’.
Montolivo: ‘Milan needed away win’
Riccardo Montolivo admits Milan “needed an away win” after beating Udinese last night.
Rossi: ‘Harder for Juventus’
Paolo Rossi believes Juventus will “have to work harder” but it’s still too early to see the Scudetto picture.
Prandelli: ‘Rossi should apologise’
Cesare Prandelli describes Giuseppe Rossi as “a phenomenon” but insists he was right to leave him out of the World Cup squad.
Samp name squad for Roma
Walter Zenga has named his Sampdoria squad to face Roma at Marassi this evening.
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