Serie A Previews: Inter face giant-killers
Week 9 starts today with Sampdoria-Atalanta and Inter hosting surprise fourth-place Verona, then it’s Napoli-Torino, Parma-Milan and Udinese-Roma.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Mazzarri: We'll peak in May
Walter Mazzarri has insisted that his Inter side will peak at the end of the season, not now.
Quag & Gila off to MLS?
Fabio Quagliarella and Alberto Gilardino could be on their way to the MLS next summer, according to reports.
Mantovani: Bologna can't afford mistakes
Bologna defender Andrea Mantovani has admitted that his side ‘can’t afford’ any mistakes against Livorno.
Inter squad for Verona
Walter Mazzarri has named his 23-man Inter squad for the match with Verona this Saturday.
Fiorentina on Toivonen alert - report
Fiorentina are one of a number of clubs tracking PSV Eindhoven forward Ola Toivonen, reports suggest.
'Roma want to be world's best'
Roma CEO Italo Zanzi has revealed that the capital side want to become ‘the best club in the world’.
Inter after out of sorts Benzema?
Erick Thohir’s first purchase as Inter owner could be Karim Benzema, according to reports in the Spanish Press.
Silvestre: Balotelli will be vital
Matias Silvestre believes that if Milan are to do well this season, Mario Balotelli will have to perform.
Delio Rossi: Fortress Marassi
Delio Rossi wants his Sampdoria side to make a fortress out of the Marassi, starting this weekend against Atalanta.
Mandorlini: Inter are better than us
Andrea Mandorlini has tried to dampen Verona fans’ expectations ahead of their clash with Inter on Saturday.
Parolo: Kaka is my idol
Parma midfielder Marco Parolo has admitted that it will be ‘an honour’ to face up against Kaka on Sunday.
Garcia on Roma offensive
Roma boss Rudi Garcia will be without the injured Francesco Totti and Gervinho at Udinese, but he insists he has plenty of attacking options.
Barzagli has Champions League faith
Andrea Barzagli is convinced Juventus can reach the last 16 of the Champions League – even if they are yet to win in the competition this season.
Verratti wants World Cup call
Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti doesn’t think he is guaranteed a place in Italy’s World Cup squad.
No doubts for Colantuono
Atalanta boss Stefano Colantuono has revealed who will replace the injured duo of Giacomo Bonaventura and Stefano Lucchini this weekend.
Benatia confirms Paris SG bid
Roma stopper Mehdi Benatia has revealed he was targeted by Paris Saint-Germain in the past.
Agnelli: Calcio at a standstill
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli has again warned that his club can only reach the very top if Italian football allows it to.
‘Prandelli won’t replace Conte’
Juventus have dismissed claims that Cesare Prandelli could replace Antonio Conte at the end of the season.
Napoli eye three winter swoops
Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed his club will be looking to sign three players in January.
Figo: Italians judge form, not age
Former Inter winger Luis Figo has praised Italian football’s attitude to veterans. “In Spain, from the age of 31, you are already over…”
Verona put survival above sales
Verona sporting director Sean Sogliano insists his club are not presently thinking about selling their rising stars.
It’s yellow ball time again…
Nike’s high visibility yellow football will make its Serie A debut on Saturday when Sampdoria take on Atalanta.
Moratti hails work ethic of Mazzarri
Inter President Massimo Moratti is convinced he made the right decision in hiring Coach Walter Mazzarri – despite the club’s recent struggles.
Zuniga happy to continue at Napoli
Juan Zuniga has rejected talk that he could one day play for Real Madrid or Barcelona by committing his future to Napoli.
Gasperini was on past Juve radar
Genoa boss Gian Piero Gasperini has confirmed he was once a contender to take charge of Juventus.
Di Natale wanted Totti showdown
Antonio Di Natale is saddened he won’t be able to face Francesco Totti when Udinese entertain Roma this weekend.
Ganz has faith in Milan’s Matri
Milan’s signing of Alessandro Matri will turn out to be good business, says former Diavolo hitman Maurizio Ganz.
Milan on the up, says Amelia
Marco Amelia is convinced Milan are now in the right condition to start climbing up the standings.
Gargano ready for Milan arrival
Walter Gargano is looking forward to taking on Nigel De Jong when Parma entertain Milan this weekend.
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Montella hails Viola talents
Vincenzo Montella praised Joaquin and Marko Bakic after Fiorentina’s 3-0 win over Pandurii.
Moratti: 'Fans are true Inter owners'
Inter President Massimo Moratti said “the fans are the true owners of the club” and reveals he was warned about Paul Ince.
EL: Fiorentina pummel Pandurii
Fiorentina have one foot in the Europa League knockouts after beating Pandurii 3-0, including stunning Joaquin and Ryder Matos solo efforts.
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