LIVEBLOG: Monday Night Madness
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s huge Serie A games, Sassuolo-Fiorentina and top of the table showdown Napoli v Inter.
Simoni: ‘Napoli are favourites’
Former Inter and Napoli Coach Gigi Simoni believes the Partenopei are favourites for tonight’s match.
Gervinho back for Torino?
Roma winger Gervinho could reportedly be fit to face Torino at the weekend.
Pasqual: ‘Fiorentina more cynical’
Manuel Pasqual says Paulo Sousa has made Fiorentina “more cynical” compared to Vincenzo Montella.
Juric: ‘Not a party at Milan’
Crotone Coach Ivan Juric discusses the Coppa Italia tie with Milan - “we mustn’t treat this as a day trip”.
Agent: ‘Kramaric would like Italy’
Andrej Kramaric’s agent admits ‘it would be good to go to Italy’ but “things could change” at Leicester City.
Corini edges closer to Verona
Eugenio Corini has met with Verona, as he edges closer to replacing Andrea Mandorlini.
Garcia asks for reaction
Coach Rudi Garcia has reportedly affirmed his faith in his Roma squad, but asked for a reaction.
Florenzi up for Puskas award
Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi has made the final-three for the Puskas Award, FIFA’s Goal of the Year prize.
Allegri snubbed for Coach of the Year
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri has not been nominated for FIFA’s Coach of the Year award.
‘Donnarumma destined for greatness’
Christian Abbiati praises fellow Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma - “he’s exceptional”.
Miha: ’Winning breeds winning’
Sinisa Mihajlovic is aiming to win the Coppa Italia with Milan as “winning always helps you to win”.
‘No problems with Berlusconi’
Milan Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic insists he has a good relationship with club President Silvio Berlusconi.
Mihajlovic: ‘Milan want to win Coppa’
Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic insists the Coppa Italia is “an important goal” for Milan, who want to lift the trophy.
Agent: ‘Zaza great scoring average’
Juventus striker Simone Zaza’s agent praises his ‘great goal average’ and rules out a January move to Watford or Stoke City.
New Toro deals for Glik, Maksimovic
Reports say Torino will shortly announce new contracts for captain Kamil Glik and centre-back Nikola Maksimovic.
Napoli squad for Inter
Napoli are still without the injured Dries Mertens and Manolo Gabbiadini as their squad to face Inter tonight is announced.
Thohir: 'Inter - stay in first place'
Inter President Erick Thohir ‘wants to see Inter stay top’ after their match with Napoli tonight and reveals a pre-season match in Indonesia was cancelled.
BATE or bust for Garcia?
Reports say that Rudi Garcia’s future as Roma Coach entirely depends on the Champions League result against BATE Borisov.
Bologna on striker hunt
Reports say Bologna are on the hunt for a striker in January, with Carpi’s Marco Borriello and Sassuolo’s Sergio Floccari linked.
Milan-Genoa plan for Sensi
Milan reportedly intend to sign Cesena starlet Stefano Sensi in January before loaning him out to Genoa next season.
‘Vazquez stays until June’
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini reiterates that Franco Vazquez will ‘definitely stay until June’ and says ‘it’s hard to tie down players with chains.’
Zamparini: ‘Dybala needs right balance’
Juventus’ Paulo Dybala needs ‘balance between power and pace’ according to Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini.
Juve monitor €30m Embolo
Juventus are reportedly interested in Basel’s €30m-rated forward Breel Embolo, but face competition from Chelsea and Manchester United.
Lippi-Brocchi in for Pioli?
A coaching team of Marcello Lippi and Cristian Brocchi could replace under-fire Lazio Coach Stefano Pioli, say reports.
Ranocchia key to Mertens-Inter deal?
Inter could reportedly offer Andrea Ranocchia to Napoli in January as part of a deal to bring in Dries Mertens in the summer.
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Ballardini: 'Palermo lost confidence'
Davide Ballardini saw Palermo “lose confidence and that must never happen” in their 3-0 defeat to Juventus.
Allegri: 'Mandzukic stats clear'
Max Allegri said Mario Mandzukic’s “numbers speak for him” after Juventus secured a 3-0 win in Palermo.
Zaza: 'Juve top three in Jan'
Simone Zaza said the Juventus target is “to be in the top three in January” after a fourth consecutive victory in Palermo.
Juve unstoppable in Palermo
Mario Mandzukic, Stefano Sturaro and Simone Zaza scored as Juventus conquered Palermo 3-0 to fly into fifth place.
Castori: 'Carpi achievement'
Fabrizio Castori praised Carpi’s “intensity and refusal to give in” as they fought back for a 2-1 victory away to Genoa.
Pioli: 'Lazio results painful'
Stefano Pioli admits Lazio “results are painful, but the performances in recent games are not” after a 1-0 defeat to Empoli.
Corini favourite for Verona job?
Hellas Verona are expected to sack Andrea Mandorlini tomorrow and ex-Chievo boss Eugenio Corini is the favourite.
Giampaolo: 'Empoli deserved win'
Marco Giampaolo maintains Empoli “deserved” the 1-0 win over Lazio. “We struggled, but held out with great spirit.”
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