NEWS

The referee assigned to Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Malta is Dutch official Serdar Gozubuyuk.
Mario Balotelli held a rare Press conference today ahead of Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Malta, covering subjects such as racism, arrogance and his biggest regret.
Mathieu Flamini has praised Milan teammates Mattia De Sciglio and Mario Balotelli. “He’s a modern striker.”
Zdravko Kuzmanovic has returned to Inter early from international duty with Serbia to undergo tests on his injury.
Fabio Quagliarella seems set to leave Juventus, with West Ham joining Fenerbahce and Wolfsburg in the race.
Edinson Cavani has left the door open for a summer move. “I love the fans and Napoli, but football is a business.”
Inter continue to be frustrated with the work of director Marco Branca, so reports now suggest they’re looking at ex-Fiorentina transfer guru Pantaleo Corvino.
Borja Valero notes the differences between football in Spain and Italy in the push for a Champions League spot. “Perhaps this is my best season.”
Lazio midfielder Hernanes is considering his future amid contract renegotiations, as Milan, Juventus and Premier League sides close in.
Alessandro Del Piero is committed to Sydney FC, looks back at Juventus and reveals why he turned down a move to Flamengo.
Catania are in the running for a Europa League spot and Coach Rolando Maran is keeping cool. “We’ll see if I need to renew my passport...”
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini still believes they can stay in Serie A and admits he “got it wrong” when sacking Giuseppe Sannino after three games.
Giampiero Ventura took great pride in seeing Alessio Cerci make his senior Italy debut against Brazil. “I’m very happy for him.”
Feyenoord talent Jordy Clasie is wanted by the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham, but his agent notes “he could grow and learn a lot at Fiorentina.”
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Modena earned a shock late win away to Padova, while Grosseto lost to Cesena after going down to 10 men in the opening minute.
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani claims Mario Balotelli “is among the top five players in the world and he’s modest too.”
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis opened the door to Walter Mazzarri and Edinson Cavani’s possible departure. “If they leave, we’ll still have a great squad.”
Fiorentina are reportedly in talks with Bayern Munich to bring in Italian-German left-back Diego Contento.
Philippe Coutinho admits he doesn’t know “why things didn’t work out at Inter” after settling in well with Liverpool.
Jose Mourinho praised Goran Pandev’s “courage and strength” for publicly declaring his vote for FIFA Coach of the Year was changed.
Lazio and Italy breathe a sigh of relief after medics assure Federico Marchetti’s shoulder injury is “nothing serious.”
Andrea Barzagli believes “Mario Balotelli will be the protagonist of the 2014 World Cup” in Brazil after facing off against Neymar.
Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti is undergoing tests after sustaining a shoulder injury during his training session with Italy.
Pescara revealed Udinese “are the only Italian club to have made a formal offer” for Juan Fernando Quintero.
Lorenzo Insigne admits even he was surprised to score with a header in Italy’s Under-21 victory over Russia.
Claudio Marchisio, Ignazio Abate and Alessio Cerci have resumed full training with the Italy squad ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Malta.
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho dropped hints for Inter and Chelsea fans. “Next season I could return to somewhere I’ve already been.”
Genoa defender Daniele Portanova has refused to apologise after causing Giampaolo Pazzini’s injury. “It’s only a pity for those players who aren’t famous.”
Andrea Barzagli warns Italy “need the right attitude” in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Malta.
Stephan El Shaarawy is enjoying his partnership with Mario Balotelli at club and international level, as “we represent the Nazionale of youth.”
Paul Pogba made his senior France debut and publicly thanked Juventus. “I would never have reached this stage without Juventus and am very grateful.”
Alessio Cerci has thanked Torino and Coach Giampiero Ventura for his Italy debut. “Six months ago I was nothing, now I play against Brazil.”
Juventus reportedly met with Luis Muriel’s agent this week in a bid to tempt the Udinese talent into joining them next season.
Roma striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo hit back at his critics and asked “if I’m so terrible, why do I read that Chelsea, Tottenham and Juventus want me?”

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