NEWS

Massimiliano Allegri admits Zenit “were probably more motivated” than already-qualified Milan in the Champions League tonight.
Mathieu Flamini was “disappointed” with Milan’s home defeat to Zenit, “as we dominated the game.”
Massimo Ambrosini insists Milan “played better than Zenit and had the right spirit” despite their Champions League defeat.
Luciano Spalletti’s Zenit earned a 1-0 win at San Siro to reach the Europa League, but already-qualified Milan couldn’t make their chances count.
Vladimir Petkovic warns that Lazio “will go to win” away to Maribor in the Europa League on Thursday, as they want to secure top spot.
Catania needed a last-gasp goal to force nine-man Cittadella into extra time, eventually winning 3-1 to set up a clash with Parma.
Coach Ivo Pulga insists Cagliari’s crushing defeat to Udinese was nothing more than “a bump in the road” ahead of tomorrow’s Coppa Italia match with Pescara.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi and his daughter both dropped hints of a January bid for Mario Balotelli. “He is not a dream.”
Inter President Massimo Moratti shot down reports of a swap between Wesley Sneijder and PSG star Javier Pastore. “We’ll keep Wesley, as he is the best out there.”
Giampaolo Pazzini partners Bojan Krkic and Kevin-Prince Boateng as Milan welcome Zenit in their final Champions League Group C game.
Fellow Dutchman Dirk Kuyt confirms he has spoken to want-away Inter midfielder Wesley Sneijder about Fenerbahce’s offer. “He is making a decision.”
Shakhtar Donetsk are already qualified, but Henrikh Mkhitaryan is confident they can do even better than their draw when Juventus come to town.
Angelo Alessio prepares for his final game as stand-in Coach for Antonio Conte and hits back at Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu’s accusation Juventus are “predictable.”
Captain Gigi Buffon believes Juventus “have returned to being competitive on a European level,” although tomorrow’s game with Shakhtar has hidden dangers.
Fernando Llorente has moved closer to Juventus after confirming he won’t sign a new contract, as his current deal with Athletic Bilbao expires in June.
Genoa will be without defender Cesare Bovo for the next four weeks after he was diagnosed with a thigh strain.
Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo does not believe a draw will cut it for the Old Lady tomorrow at Shakhtar Donetsk – and says that the club has no intention of playing for a point.
Juventus were not one of the clubs who showed an interest in Lazio’s Modibo Diakite during the summer, his agent has admitted.
Fabrizio Miccoli says he’d like to end his career at Palermo, but refused to rule out the possibility of a summer exit.
Inter extended the contract of 18-year-old youth team player Ibrahima Mbaye on Tuesday morning.
Look ahead to tonight’s Champions League action between Italian giants Milan and Luciano Spalletti’s Zenit St Petersburg.
Marco Faraoni is happy with how his campaign is going after leaving Inter for Udinese at the start of this season.
The agent of Marco Verratti has cooled reports that the Paris Saint-Germain youngster could be set for a summer move to Juventus.
Inter have become the latest club to be paired with a January bid for Torino centre-forward Rolando Bianchi.
Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu has refused to comment on whether they will play for a mutually beneficial against Juventus tomorrow.
David Trezeguet has revealed that he turned down the chance to return to Juventus in the summer.
Lazio midfielder Senad Lulic is a transfer target for Inter, according to reports in the Italian Press.
Stevan Jovetic has praised Fiorentina's owners for 'keeping to their word' after they invested heavily in the summer.
Napoli may have to fight off Manchester City if they are to sign Racing Club youngster Ricardo Centurion.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi has been at the club's training ground to voice his support for the team.
Fiorentina defender Ahmed Hegazy will miss the remainder of the season following a training ground injury yesterday.
Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini has praised the team after they claimed their third victory in a row on Sunday.
Milan could look to rejuvenate their ageing roster of goalkeepers by signing Atalanta shot-stopper Andrea Consigli.
Udinese midfielder Giampiero Pinzi has conceded that the club have suffered a poor start to the season.
Juventus could be ready to swoop for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, according to reports in the Italian media.

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