NEWS

Empoli have caught Palermo on top of the table after a crushing victory over previous leaders Lanciano.
Giorgio Chiellini reveals the greatest strength Antonio Conte has as a Coach is “the psychological aspect.”
Douglas Maicon thanked Roma for giving him a return to the Brazil squad after he scored against Honduras.
Juan Camilo Zuniga hopes to make his comeback against Arsenal and tips Napoli for greatness this season.
Patron Diego Della Valle is excited by the new Fiorentina and “we’ll have even more fun” with Mario Gomez recovers.
Marcello Lippi shot down reports he could replace Max Allegri at Milan and enjoys his Guangzhou Evergrande success.
Miralem Pjanic is wanted by Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United, but insisted “I want to stay at Roma.”
Erick Thohir continues to charm the Inter fans and pledged to invest in the city with plans for a new stadium.
Fiorentina goalkeeper Norberto Neto insists the criticism has been “motivation to improve.”
Andrea Pirlo’s contract expires in June and he’s considering a new Juventus offer, but several Premier League clubs are calling.
Reports are intensifying that Juventus have made an offer for Bayern Munich forward Mario Mandzukic.
Eugenio Corini is getting to work at Chievo and “will ask for a hand from the Old Guard.”
Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella showed off some nifty footwork on Italy’s version of Dancing with the Stars.
The proceeds from Monday’s Italy-Nigeria friendly in London will go to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Alessandro Del Piero writes about his career at Sydney FC in his new book. “Australia isn’t just a place; it’s a state of mind.”
Juventus, Fiorentina and Napoli are among the clubs reportedly tracking PSG man Jeremy Menez.
Massimiliano Allegri was pleased with Milan’s friendly victory over Young Boys, Adil Rami’s debut and a new Kaka role.
Inter have joined the race for Greece and Olympiacos striker Konstantinos Mitroglou.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Palermo are temporarily top of the table after conquering Reggina, while Brescia were held by 10-man Padova.
Giuseppe Rossi and Daniele De Rossi are back in full training for Italy ahead of Monday’s friendly with Nigeria.
Milan got back on track with a 3-1 friendly victory away to Swiss side Young Boys on Adil Rami’s debut.
Antonio Candreva believes Italy “can challenge anyone” at the 2014 World Cup and reveals his Ballon d’Or tips.
Gigi Buffon is confident “Italy are animals who belong in competition” after a friendly draw with Germany.
Fiorentina are reportedly in talks for another Villarreal player, this time defender Mateo Musacchio.
Rafa Benitez reveals why Napoli are better suited to him than Inter. “They have more enthusiasm, more eagerness, hungry and with less age.”
Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli is out of Monday’s Italy-Nigeria and at risk for Livorno after an injury against Germany.
Nigeria – Italy’s next friendly opponents – have qualified for the 2014 World Cup, beating Ethiopia 2-0.
Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain was furious with American organisers after Argentina’s draw with Ecuador.
While Andrea Pirlo commented on his Juventus contract situation, it’s reported Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea and Manchester United want him.
Erick Thohir watched as Inter fell to a surprise 1-0 defeat against Chiasso with Walter Samuel and Zdravko Kuzmanovic injured.
Kwadwo Asamoah, Mehdi Benatia, Gervinho and Kevin Constant are nominees for African Player of the Year.
Jose Maria Callejon admits “football is like a religion” at Napoli and he finds Serie A more open than La Liga.
Fabio Quagliarella said Juventus have “nothing to envy Barcelona’s midfield” and gets his dancing shoes on.
Kevin Strootman hit back at critics from the top of Serie A. “Some found it incomprehensible Roma paid €18m for me.”

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