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Gonzalo Higuain explained why he opted to join Napoli rather than Arsenal or Juventus. “They wanted to build a winning team.”
Livorno have lost Ibrahima Mbaye for a month after he was diagnosed with a groin strain.
Radja Nainggolan admits it will be “strange” to face his former club Cagliari with the Roma shirt this weekend.
Fabio Grosso is expecting “a great game” tonight in the Europa League quarter-final between Juventus and Lyon.
Roma have joined Juventus and Milan in tracking Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.
Former Napoli player Moreno Ferrario believes Roma are only ahead of the Azzurri because they have had no European commitments this season.
Hernan Crespo believes Milan striker Mario Balotelli is still missing some of the ingredients needed to make a great player.
CalcioNews24 are reporting that Alberto Zaccheroni could be set to leave his position as Coach of the Japanese national team after the World Cup.
Inter’s Danilo D’Ambrosio has thanked his Nerazzurri teammates and Coach Walter Mazzarri for helping him settle into life at San Siro.
Former Napoli player Massimo Crippa believes Azzurri boss Rafa Benitez gave up on chasing the Scudetto half way through the season.
Torino goalkeeper Daniele Padelli says he is still unsure whether he will remain with the Granata long term.
Milan have announced that midfielder Michael Essien has suffered an injury in his right thigh.
The refereeing allocations for the 32nd Matchday of Serie A fixtures have been announced. A full list can be seen below.
Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia believes his side have turned the corner and are now playing as a Rossoneri team should do.
Sampdoria’s Maxi Lopez says he came close to signing for Lazio ahead of the match between the sides this weekend.
Pepe Reina says Napoli need to show more consistency in future if they want to challenge to win the Scudetto any time soon.
Parma’s Antonio Benarrivo admits his side’s collective physical condition is not currently as good as it could be.
Udinese Coach Francesco Guidolin says anyone believing Antonio Di Natale would not have done well at a bigger club is very wrong.
Former Inter Coach Hector Cuper says the Nerazzurri are ready to make an approach to Roberto Mancini to return to the club.
Simone Zaza’s agent says the player is targeting reaching double figures in goals scored for the season, and then a future at Juventus.
Renzo Ulivieri has praised Gian Piero Gasperini for having ‘done excellent things’ during his spell with Genoa.
Pietro Lo Monaco has urged his former side Catania to keep pushing in the field: “Just two wins and the enthusiasm would return.”
Napoli are seen as eager to keep Pepe Reina beyond the summer, but face delays on agreeing to his salary request.
Patrice Evra’s agent has suggested the Inter target could be on his way out of Manchester United this summer.
The Corriere della Sera speculate that parties from Russia and the United Arab Emirates could be interested in investing in Milan.
Samir Handanovic, Ricky Alvarez, Fredy Guarin and Mauro Icardi are the players Inter reportedly could sell in the summer.
Alessio Tacchinardi is certain Juventus won’t experience another ‘Perugia’, but sees the Bianconeri ailing in Roma’s late charge.
Youri Djorkaeff has urged Juventus to take the Europa League seriously, considering it a possible ‘first step’ towards Champions League success.
Ruben Botta has reiterated Inter’s hopes of making European qualification by the season’s end, as he also reflects on early life at the club.
Thiago Silva revealed he ‘often speaks’ to Clarence Seedorf and he expects Milan’s situation to ‘change a lot’ by next season.
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
PSG beat Chelsea 3-1 with Ezequiel Lavezzi and Javier Pastore decisive, while Real Madrid crushed Borussia Dortmund 3-0 in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Douglas Maicon insisted the eight-point gap between Roma and Juventus “is all our own fault.”
Pepe Reina’s agent denied reports he had rejected a Napoli contract offer. “We haven’t started negotiations yet.”
Rodrigo Taddei thanked Roma Coach Rudi Garcia for renewing his enthusiasm for the sport after his first goal since 2011.

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