NEWS

Nikola Maksimovic could finally join Napoli tomorrow, as it’s reported Sinisa Mihajlovic wants Torino to be rid of the rebel.
Mauro Icardi’s new Inter contract will include a release clause, but it’ll reportedly only be valid for clubs outside Serie A.
The 2016-17 Serie A opening weekend continues with eight games, including Sinisa Mihajlovic seeking Milan-Torino revenge, Napoli at Pescara and Frank de Boer’s Inter with Chievo.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Juventus confirmed Simone Zaza needs to leave Turin, so Napoli are back in the running along with West Ham, Wolfsburg and Milan.
Paulo Sousa felt Fiorentina had started to “dominate, equalise and think we could win” before the late Juventus decider.
Max Allegri praised Gonzalo Higuain after beating Fiorentina and reiterated a sixth consecutive Scudetto is the prime Juventus objective.
There is an extraordinary suggestion Pescara could bring Gianluca Lapadula back on loan after selling him to Milan.
Gonzalo Higuain was “very happy for my debut, the victory and the goal” as he got off to the perfect Juventus start.
Gonzalo Higuain came off the bench and scored with his third touch as Juventus squeezed past Fiorentina 2-1.
Dennis Praet arrived for his Sampdoria medical, but it’s reported the €10m move from Anderlecht includes a release clause.
Beppe Iachini can’t believe Udinese lost 4-0 when they had neutralised Roma so successfully for an hour.
Beppe Marotta confirmed Juventus are “optimistic” over Juan Cuadrado from Chelsea, while there’s still time to sell Simone Zaza.
Luciano Spalletti was pleased with Roma’s 4-0 victory over Udinese, but told his players off for being “too hasty.”
Jose Sosa’s international transfer has not arrived from Besiktas, so he is out of tomorrow’s Serie A opener against Torino.
Diego Perotti believes Roma now “have the confidence to take on Porto” after beating Udinese 4-0 with his brace of penalties.
Juventus have Miralem Pjanic and Gonzalo Higuain on the bench, while Fiorentina pick the 18-year-old son of Enrico Chiesa.
Roma struggled in the first half, but kicked into gear to crush Udinese 4-0 with two Diego Perotti penalties, Edin Dzeko and Mohamed Salah.
West Ham United could revive their interest in Juventus striker Simone Zaza after Andre Ayew’s injury.
Keita Balde Diao hit back at Lazio Coach Simone Inzaghi after an injury row. “I won’t let anyone doubt my word.”
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni assured they were “planning for the season ahead regardless of the Champions League.”
Bruno Peres assures he is “ready and can learn fast” ahead of his Roma debut against Udinese.
Bruno Peres is given his Roma debut in the season opener against Udinese, who have many new faces in their line-up.
Serie A is back, so join us for all the build-up and action from today’s games Roma-Udinese and the Juventus-Fiorentina grudge match.
Marco Giampaolo is emotional about returning to Empoli, but has to wait for “important Sampdoria investments” Dennis Praet, Dodo and Bruno Fernandes.
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri gave Kalidou Koulibaly some harsh advice, but implied he won’t be going to Chelsea.
Maurizio Sarri told strikers to ignore Gonzalo Higuain and Napoli must “prove all the doubters wrong,” including Juventus.
Reports are growing that Mauro Icardi will sign an Inter contract extension with a €100m release clause.
Torino Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is “disappointed I didn’t get to finish the season with Milan, but will salute everyone with affection.”
Arsenal are now being linked with an offer for Fiorentina centre-back Davide Astori.
Antonio Conte complained of a “crazy” transfer market, as Chelsea “are asked £55m for a player of medium quality.”
Coach Davide Nicola feels Crotone can use their absolute beginner Serie A status as “an advantage, as the opposition can’t study us.”
Massimo Rastelli is looking forward to his Serie A debut as Cagliari visit Genoa tomorrow evening.
Simone Inzaghi is “stunned” by Keita Balde Diao’s behaviour and “needs people who are proud to wear the Lazio shirt.”
Santos President Modesto Roma has again confirmed “only Juventus and Inter made offers for Gabriel Barbosa, the rest is lies.”