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Davide Ballardini admits Franco Vazquez “is decisive” for Palermo as they visit troubled Sampdoria.
Join us for the final round of 2015 with NINE games, including Carpi-Juventus, Roma-Genoa, Atalanta-Napoli and tonight’s Inter-Lazio.
Juventus and Tottenham will visit Australia as part of the International Champions Cup in July.
Eusebio Di Francesco urged Sassuolo to “keep on our toes and end 2015 on a high” against Verona.
Rolando Maran is confident Chievo “will have our say” against second-placed Fiorentina. “We have quality too.”
Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic admits “our dream is to win the Scudetto. I’m honoured by Gabriel Batistuta comparisons.”
Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin is “ready for a big club and Roma would be ideal,” said his agent.
Despite denials, Italian papers continue to claim Roma emissaries had dinner with Jose Mourinho in London.
Serie A says goodbye to 2015 with Carpi-Juventus, Atalanta-Napoli, Inter-Lazio and Rudi Garcia’s swansong Roma-Genoa.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Juan Manuel Iturbe posted a goodbye message to Roma fans ahead his transfer to Watford. “Things didn’t go the way I’d hoped.”
Marco Giampaolo sums up the key to an “extraordinary Empoli side” after their 3-2 victory away to Bologna.
Roberto Donadoni hopes Bologna “can learn a great deal from this” 3-2 defeat to Empoli.
Massimo Maccarone explains his beer-drinking celebration and Empoli “deserve everything we’re achieving right now.”
Sky Sport Italia claim Genoa will get an option to buy when taking Suso on loan from Milan.
Bologna fought back twice, but Empoli earned a thrilling 3-2 victory at the Dall’Ara with Massimo Maccarone’s brace.
Bologna director Marco Di Vaio said they will “discuss” January offers for Andrea Ranocchia and Giuseppe Rossi.
Empoli confirm Riccardo Saponara will remain in January, “but it’ll be almost impossible to keep our stars in June.”
Atalanta boss Edy Reja admires what Maurizio Sarri has done at Napoli and assured “this club can never be an enemy.”
Mattia Destro and Anthony Mounier take on Riccardo Saponara and Massimo Maccarone in tonight’s Bologna-Empoli battle.
Cagliari beat Bari 2-1 and saw a penalty parried in a fiery promotion battle at the Sant’Elia.
Fabio Capello insists “there is absolutely no chance I could return to Roma, but I hope they knock Real Madrid out of the Champions League.”
Davide Santon returns and Andrea Ranocchia is still out as Inter name their squad to face Lazio.
Fabrizio Castori warned Carpi “are not already beaten and will play with pride and honour” against Juventus.
Inter meet Lazio in Serie A tomorrow and could discuss offers for Antonio Candreva, Lucas Biglia and Danilo Cataldi.
Adriano Galliani believes the Coppa Italia win at Sampdoria “will be the turning point for this Milan campaign.”
Gian Piero Gasperini assures Genoa will face Roma “without fear, even though we’re in an injury crisis.”
Ajax director Marc Overmars confirms “Napoli have shown very strong interest in Davy Klaassen, but we won’t sell.”
Stefano Pioli expects Lazio to be “reinforced” during the January transfer window, but has a reduced squad against Inter.
Roma call Juan Manuel Iturbe for his last game against Genoa, but Francesco Totti and Vasilis Torosidis miss out.
Crotone stay top of Serie B despite a thrilling draw at Latina, there’s no stopping Novara or Pescara, but Entella demolish Vicenza.
Manolo Gabbiadini is included in Napoli’s squad travelling to Atalanta on Sunday.
Roberto Mancini insists Serie A leaders Inter are not Scudetto favourites and “we must be perfect to beat Lazio.”
Mario Balotelli is out of Milan’s trip to Frosinone and Suso has already completed his loan to Genoa.
Paulo Sousa believes Fiorentina “got the message” ahead of their clash with Chievo and is open to a Giuseppe Rossi loan.

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