NEWS

Fiorentina could find themselves with a desperate striker shortage against Sampdoria this weekend, as Stevan Jovetic, Adem Ljajic and Luca Toni are all injured.
Maurizio Domizzi has been diagnosed with a thigh strain, adding to Udinese’s injury problems.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli hailed Milan hitman Stephan El Shaarawy as “a modern striker who cannot be compared to those of the past.”
“The meeting with Milan was positive. Alexandre will remain with the Rossoneri,” said Pato’s agent after talks with Adriano Galliani yesterday.
It looks as if Lorenzo Insigne will start against his former club Pescara on Sunday, as Goran Pandev has not yet recovered from injury.
It’s reported that Arsenal and Chelsea are doing battle over €16m-rated Juventus striker Alessandro Matri.
Miroslav Klose won’t rule out a Scudetto push for Lazio, as “our minimum objective is Champions League qualification.”
Inter “made enquiries to understand the current situation” of Malaga Coach Manuel Pellegrini, revealed his agent.
Catania are without Nicolas Spolli, Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez and Mariano Izco, but Gonzalo Bergessio has recovered to face Milan.
Stephan Lichtsteiner could be the subject of a January transfer bid from Paris Saint-Germain, reports in the Italian media have suggested.
Bundesliga club Schalke could make a January move for Wesley Sneijder, according to reports in the German Press.
Former Juventus midfielder Edgar Davids has admitted that he would be interested in taking the Bianconeri job.
Torino boss Giampiero Ventura believes Saturday's derby with Juventus will be 'a festival of football'.
Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri has admitted that tomorrow's match with Catania will be more important than last weekend's win over Juventus.
Catania boss Rolando Maran believes his side can bounce back from their loss to Palermo last weekend when they face Milan on Friday.
Roberto Mancini, Roberto Di Matteo and Cesare Prandelli have missed out on the shortlist for FIFA Coach of the Year.
Andrea Pirlo, Gianluigi Buffon and Mario Balotelli have missed out on the final shortlist for the FIFA Ballon d'Or award.
Marco Amelia will again start in goal for Milan in the game at Catania after the injured Christian Abbiati didn’t make the squad.
Thiago Silva has admitted that Paris Saint-Germain have some work to do if they are to become as big as former club Milan.
The agent of Esteban Cambiasso says that Italian giants Inter haven’t asked his client to accept a cut in salary.
Italian 1982 World Cup winners Fulvio Collovati and Claudio Gentile have hit back at the criticism of Brazilian legend Zico.
Barcelona are keeping an eye on the situation of Miralem Pjanic at Roma, reports the Gazzetta dello Sport.
Gigi Buffon says he would only consider leaving Juventus to re-join Parma – even if he’s on the verge of signing a new deal in Turin.
Inter President Massimo Moratti has defended his club from accusations that they are blackmailing Wesley Sneijder.
There will be no winter training retreat in Dubai for Milan this season, reports the Gazzetta dello Sport.
Sampdoria youngster Roberto Soriano is on the transfer radar of Italian champions Juventus.
Brazilian defender Lucio has confirmed that he will be looking to leave Juventus during the January transfer window.
The representative of Parma attacker Jonathan Biabiany has cooled transfer links with Italian giants Milan.
The agent of Rodrigo Taddei has rejected speculation that his client could rescind his contract with Roma.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Fiorentina powered past Juve Stabia 2-0 with their young talents on target to set up a Coppa Italia trip to Udinese.
Italy will face Brazil in the Confederations Cup next summer due to a technicality, confirmed FIFA ahead of Saturday’s draw.
Italy Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia and England manager Stuart Pearce comment on their inclusion in the European Championship Group A.
More bad injury news for Fiorentina, who have lost Adem Ljajic for up to three weeks with a thigh strain.
It is rumoured that Juventus and Arsenal are set to do business again with a January swap between Alessandro Matri and Johan Djourou.

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