NEWS

Zdenek Zeman shelves his three-man defence experiment as Roma begin their mini-season against Inter, facing them in Serie A tomorrow and the Coppa Italia next week.
Vincenzo Montella admits Fiorentina “are in crisis in terms of results” after three consecutive defeats, as they welcome high-flying Napoli.
Francesco Totti, Miralem Pjanic and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo are in Roma’s squad to face Inter tomorrow evening despite fitness concerns.
There are reports that Mario Balotelli has given notice on his rented house and sending back possessions to Italy ahead of a £24m move to Milan.
Matteo Gianello has apologised to Paolo Cannavaro and Gianluca Grava after his testimony – debunked this week – earned them six-month bans. “It’s a huge weight off my conscience.”
Claudio Marchisio celebrates his birthday today with a message for the fans. “I’m 27 years old, 20 of them spent with the Bianconeri jersey.”
Chievo Coach Eugenio Corini has bitterly criticised goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino for not turning up to training during talks with Palermo. “He really screwed up.”
Alessandro Del Piero was at his inspirational best with an historic four goals in Sydney FC’s 7-1 victory over Wellington Phoenix.
After Aston Villa and Southampton, it’s now reported that Liverpool have had an £8m offer for Inter starlet Philippe Coutinho rejected.
Vladimir Petkovic is without Miroslav Klose for today’s trip to Palermo and admits he has “many doubts” on his Lazio starting XI.
Milan continue their negotiations for Ricky Kaka, but it’s reported Real Madrid have set a €25m price-tag and the club is still discussing his wage demands.
Palermo Coach Gian Piero Gasperini already named his line-up against Lazio today and insists Miroslav Klose’s absence “changes nothing.”
Serie B side Reggina have had their appeal partially accepted, so their three-point penalty was reduced to two.
The Scudetto race is getting tighter and Juventus welcome giant-killers Udinese this evening after second-placed Lazio visit Palermo.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Fatih Terim blasted Inter outcast Wesley Sneijder by warning “we do not want those who think they are more important than Galatasaray.”
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has admitted that the club will do no more business in January.
Serie A officials have confirmed that the Coppa Italia semi-final second-leg between Roma and Inter will be played on April 17.
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli has claimed that he has mixed feelings about Maurizio Beretta's appointment as head of Lega Calcio Serie A.
Ruben Olivera has left Fiorentina and rejoined Genoa on-loan until the end of the season.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has once again reiterated that striker Ciro Immobile will not be leaving for Juventus.
Nicola Pozzi has joined Siena on-loan from Sampdoria, the Tuscan club have confirmed
Inter defender Andrea Ranocchia has conceded that the club's double-header with Roma will be a difficult challenge.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini has revealed that the club are trying to 'reshape the team' during the January transfer window.
Torino President Urbano Cairo has admitted that at least 10 clubs have enquired about signing Angelo Ogbonna.
Juventus have named their 23-man squad for the match against Udinese on Saturday evening - minus Andrea Pirlo.
Fiorentina have officially announced the signing of Marcelo Larrondo on-loan from Siena.
Zenit St Petersburg are preparing a summer bid for on-loan Pescara goalkeeper Mattia Perin, according to reports in Russia.
Maurizio Beretta has been confirmed as the President of the Lega Calcio Serie A after another voting session on Friday.
Marco Verratti has no regrets about joining Paris Saint-Germain, but he’s opened the door for a return to Italy.
Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin has revealed that Antonio Di Natale is a doubt for Saturday’s trip to Juventus.
A representative of Fernando Llorente is reportedly in Turin finalising personal terms ahead of a summer move to Juventus.
January signing Paulo Vitor Barreto is delighted that Torino have finally ended his Udinese nightmare.
Gaetano D’Agostino is excited by the prospect of trying to keep struggling Pescara in Serie A.
Edy Reja has dismissed claims that he could soon replace Gian Piero Gasperini on the bench at Palermo.

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