NEWS

Rolando Maran feels Catania “deserved” their Coppa Italia qualification, as Roberto Donadoni tells Parma that penalties are a lottery.
Juventus give Nicklas Bendtner and Paul Pogba rare starts as they welcome Cagliari in the Coppa Italia tonight, which is also Antonio Conte’s Turin comeback.
Catania held Parma to a 1-1 draw after extra time at the Tardini, then earned a place in the Coppa Italia Quarter-Finals in a penalty shoot-out.
Reports are intensifying that Juventus are close to signing Didier Drogba on loan from Shanghai Shenhua in January.
Torino and Italy defender Angelo Ogbonna underwent hernia surgery today and will stay in hospital overnight.
Reggina boss Davide Dionigi sees tomorrow’s Coppa Italia clash with Milan as “a reward for all our hard work” in reaching the Last 16.
Alessandro Del Piero has hinted his spell at Sydney FC could be over already. “We have to think day by day.”
Cittadella have beaten Verona 2-1 in the final eight minutes of a Serie B game that had been fogged off.
Milan have officially sealed a commercial partnership with Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande, who are coached by Marcello Lippi.
Palermo “are working on” a transfer for Napoli defender Salvatore Aronica, confirmed President Maurizio Zamparini.
Robinho’s agent insists “he has a contract with Milan until 2014 and for now will not return to Brazil” after Santos made a €6m offer.
Lazio midfielder Francelino Matuzalem has thanked Lazio fans as he nears the exit door at Stadio Olimpico.
Roma have confirmed that Mattia Destro has badly injured his left ankle after limping off against Atalanta last night.
Milan have named their 20-man squad for the Coppa Italia clash with Reggina at San Siro tomorrow evening.
Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri has claimed that the Coppa Italia is a trophy his side are keen to win this season.
Former Lazio and Napoli boss Edy Reja has admitted that he would love to return to coaching soon.
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Esteban Granero could be on his way to Fiorentina in January, reports in Italy claim today.
Bologna defender Daniele Portanova has described his 'anger' at being banned for four months, as he returns to the field this weekend.
Juventus legend Marco Tardelli has commented on who the club should focus on signing in the January transfer window.
Morgan De Sanctis will reportedly put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension at Napoli, ending months of talks.
Antonio Conte has named a full-strength Juventus squad for their midweek Coppa Italia clash with Cagliari.
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani is reportedly meeting with Guangzhou Evergrande’s President this morning to finalise a link between the clubs.
Ivan Piris has received the backing of his agent, who says that his recent performances are evidence of his progress at Roma.
Inter may face competition this January for Corinthians midfielder Paulinho from Premier League outfit Chelsea.
Genoa’s squad has been placed into a training retreat by their President Enrico Preziosi, in preparation for the weekend’s game with Torino.
Lazio are believed to be considering dipping into the transfer market, to solve their issues when Miroslav Klose is absent.
Inter are reportedly taking steps to find cover for striker Diego Milito by opening talks with Cagliari over two of their forwards.
Tuttosport believe Genoa and Napoli are in discussions to transfer four players between them, including Eduardo Vargas, Alexander Merkel and Ciro Immobile.
Milan are reported to have rejected Santos’ first bid for Brazilian striker Robinho, believed to be holding out for an amount to then spend elsewhere.
Antonio Cassano will reportedly receive a healthy €200,000 appearance bonus should he play any part for Inter against Lazio.
Javier Pastore has once more confirmed reports that he would prefer to stay with Paris Saint-Germain rather than return back to Serie A this January.
Andrea Stramaccioni will skip the latest part of his UEFA Pro Licence training, as it is a scheduled visit to watch League rivals Fiorentina train.
The Gazzetta dello Sport believe Didier Drogba is Juventus’ identified transfer target for January, with Fernando Llorente set to follow in the summer.
Matias Vecino is set to see a proposed move to Fiorentina permitted for this January, as his EU passport is reportedly confirmed.
Francesco Totti has posted his belief that Roma’s performance against Atalanta on Tuesday is proof that the club are headed in the right direction.

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