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Brazil have sent Roma right-back Douglas Maicon away from international duty with a mysterious statement.
Newly-promoted Pro Vercelli fought back to beat Catania in a 3-2 thriller with two red cards.
Marco Verratti “chose PSG two years ago and would make the same decision again” despite links with Juventus and Napoli.
Celtic player Beram Kayal has named his first son Pirlo in a tribute to the Juventus and Italy star.
Colombia star Tino Asprilla sees himself in Juan Guillermo Cuadrado and believes this will be Fredy Guarin’s year.
“Competition is not a problem for me” at Roma or in the Serbia squad, assured Adem Ljajic.
Ciro Immobile’s agent said we saw “the real Ciro” in Italy’s 2-0 victory over the Netherlands.
Carpi beat Varese in a six-goal thriller to stay top, Modena fell at Lanciano and Vicenza debuted with a defeat at Trapani.
Claudio Lotito blasted “naysayers who want to dismantle” Lazio and insists they can qualify for Europe.
Sassuolo President Giorgio Squinzi said his club sets the template that other Serie A sides should follow.
Giovanni Trapattoni trusts Napoli can win the Scudetto, but reveals he turned down the club because “there was too much pressure.”
Walter Mazzarri said Erick Thohir is “the ideal President” when discussing the differences between Inter and Napoli.
Genoa mark their 121st anniversary today and President Enrico Preziosi assures they are “right behind the top six.”
Roberto Donadoni complained he has “far too many players” in his Parma squad at the moment as he prepares for Milan.
Davide Astori sees “similarities” between Italy boss Antonio Conte and Roma Coach Rudi Garcia.
Emanuele Giaccherini is glad to be working with Antonio Conte again, is committed to Sunderland and noted Mario Balotelli has “a few defects.”
Fiorentina lose Giuseppe Rossi, but instead of signing a replacement have brought Mounir El Hamdaoui back into the squad.
Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal silenced doubters by playing 90 minutes for Chile. “My knee is 100 per cent.”
Antonio Conte tested out a new Italy line-up ahead of Tuesday’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Norway.
Uruguay talent Gaston Silva explains why he chose Torino ahead of Juventus and Inter. “The history of the club fascinated me.”
David Trezeguet advised Juventus to “focus on the Champions League rather than a fourth consecutive Scudetto.”
Juventus remain the Serie A club with the biggest revenue, while Inter and Roma have increased their income, but Milan’s fell.
Giuseppe Rossi will be out for at least five months, but it’s reported Fiorentina had recommended more radical surgery.
Sassuolo Coach Eusebio Di Francesco is “very proud” of his international stars Simone Zaza and Domenico Berardi.
Fredy Guarin is “happy at Inter and never requested a transfer,” assured the Colombian’s agent.
Reports of Juventus preparing to sign Juan Mata from Manchester United are gathering momentum.
Sulley Muntari is impressed with Milan’s new arrivals Fernando Torres and Giacomo Bonaventura.
Real Madrid are reportedly targeting Torino and Italy wing-back Matteo Darmian for January.
Inter are already planning a January swoop for Olympique Marseille right-winger Florian Thauvin.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Livorno earned a shock victory away to Brescia despite missing a penalty, while Latina saw off Crotone.
Napoli have sold fewer season tickets than Sassuolo, Atalanta and Cesena.
Juventus defended their recall of Giorgio Chiellini and criticising team manager Lele Oriali’s “allusive comments.”
Piero Ausilio reveals Milan only signed Giacomo Bonaventura thanks to Inter releasing their Atalanta agreement.
Fiorentina hitman Mario Gomez shrugged off insults from the Germany fans. “I’m always their scapegoat.”

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