LIVEBLOG: Serie A Saturday
Join us for all the action from today’s Serie A games, as Roma seek a sixth win at Empoli and Milan host Ciro Immobile’s Torino.
Nainggolan: 'Target third, maybe more'
Radja Nainggolan said Roma want a win at Empoli to target third place, but could aim higher “if they make mistakes up there.”
Roma bring Diego Perotti and Stephan El Shaarawy back to the starting XI with Mohamed Salah, seeking a sixth consecutive victory at Empoli.
Serie B: Crotone break away
Crotone extend their lead at the top of the table after Cesena down Cagliari, Pescara held in thriller, Bari and Perugia crumble.
Mandzukic to Bayern or Spurs?
Italian sources claim Tottenham and Bayern Munich want to snap up Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic.
Castori: 'It's all up for grabs'
Fabrizio Castori tells Carpi “everything is still up for grabs” in their relegation showdown with Atalanta.
Mancini: 'Juve best in Italy'
Roberto Mancini wants a “positive, more attacking” Inter with “strongest side in Italy” Juventus.
Cognini: 'Bernardeschi is our future'
Fiorentina President Mario Cognini has his sights set firmly on a top three finish and “Federico Bernardeschi is our future.”
Wolfsburg target Djuric
Wolfsburg scouts were in the stands for Cesena’s Serie B game with Cagliari in order to view Milan Djuric.
Higuain slams Napoli exit reports
Gonzalo Higuain’s brother and agent hit back at “rubbish” reports he wants to leave Napoli.
Tardelli: 'English don't like tactics'
Marco Tardelli warns Antonio Conte will have trouble at Chelsea. “The English don’t want to understand tactics.”
Stellone: 'Not Frosinone's last chance'
Roberto Stellone assured Frosinone’s trip to Sampdoria tomorrow is “not our Last Chance Saloon.”
Iachini: 'Palermo defend Serie A'
Beppe Iachini said Palermo must fight to keep hold of their Serie A status against Bologna, the way they fought to get there.
Montella: 'No Sampdoria excuses'
Vincenzo Montella told Sampdoria they have “no excuses” ahead of a relegation dogfight with Frosinone.
Napoli get San Paolo money
The Mayor of Naples announced €25m funding to fix up the Stadio San Paolo from this summer.
Allegri: 'No Napoli crisis'
There is “no crisis” for Napoli or Italian sides in Europe, assured Juventus boss Max Allegri.
Allegri: 'I'm happy at Juve'
Juventus Coach Max Allegri shrugged off more questions about his future, as the Chelsea job is replaced by Italy.
Allegri: 'Juve-Inter always special'
Max Allegri warned Juventus the Derby d’Italia with Inter is separate from current Serie A form and the Coppa Italia semi-final.
Donadoni: 'Bologna all about mindset'
Roberto Donadoni believes 'it's about the mindset, not the tactics' as Bologna prepare to visit Palermo.
'Inter negativity crushed me'
Andrea Ranocchia reveals 'the negativity at Inter overwhelmed me' before he left for Sampdoria.
Ranocchia: 'Inter begged me to stay'
Andrea Ranocchia reveals he 'had to fight' to join Sampdoria as Inter 'wanted me to stay'.
Juve beat Inter for Matheus
Juventus and Inter race for three youngsters: Corinthians' Matheus Pereira, Rosario Central's Giovani Lo Celso, and Sampdoria's Federico Bonazzoli.
'Napoli not tired'
Maurizio Sarri's agent reveals the Coach's working methods and claims 'Napoli are not tired'.
Eder: 'Look Juve in the eyes'
Eder is “absolutely not” worried that he hasn’t scored for Inter and urges his side to face Juventus “without fear.”
Higuain won't renew with Napoli
Gonzalo Higuain’s entourage reportedly told Napoli he won’t sign a contract renewal, alerting PSG, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal.
Udinese 'can't continue like this'
Udinese patron Giampaolo Pozzo insists the club will find results because “we can’t continue like this” – and has the team blessed!
Spalletti 'handled Totti issue well'
Empoli Coach Marco Giampaolo was impressed with Luciano Spalletti’s handling of the Francesco Totti saga at Roma.
Chelsea prefer Simeone to Conte?
The reports continue to roll in on Antonio Conte’s Chelsea talks, but Italian media claim Diego Simeone is the favourite.
Serie B: Cesena shock leaders
Cesena earned a huge victory over Serie B leaders Cagliari to revive the promotion race and the Piedmont derby was a draw.
Serie A Previews: Top teams face off
It’s a big extended weekend in Serie A, starting today with Empoli-Roma and Milan-Torino, then Juventus-Inter and Fiorentina-Napoli.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Blatter: ‘Infantino, continue my work’
Outgoing FIFA President Sepp Blatter urges successor Gianni Infantino to “continue my work”.
Berlusconi meets Balotelli?
It’s reported Silvio Berlusconi and Mario Balotelli held a meeting today at Milanello.
Serie A doubles parachute payment
The Lega Serie A has agreed to double parachute payments for relegated teams this season.
Tavecchio: ‘Regain credibility’
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio knows FIFA must “regain credibility after a year of humiliation”.
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