NEWS

Reports in the Italian Press this afternoon claim that Francesco Totti will return to the starting XI this week.
Mattia Perin’s agent has insisted that there has been no contact from any other team for his client.
Walter Mazzarri has claimed he feels ‘like Mourinho’, trying to create a siege mentality at Inter.
Emanuele Giaccherini has outlined his hope at making Italy’s World Cup squad, and his gratitude to Antonio Conte.
Lazio are reported as ready to negotiate a deal with Udinese to try to take full ownership of Antonio Candreva.
Reports are that Roma are in talks with Rudi Garcia’s agent this week over handing the Frenchman a new and improved contract.
Antonio Mirante has warned Parma of a Milan looking to react this weekend, as he outlines his objectives to the end of the season.
Cesare Prandelli has denied links with Tottenham Hotspur and has reiterated that if he doesn’t continue with Italy, he’ll take a break this summer.
Napoli full-back Christian Maggio is reportedly recovering in hospital after undergoing emergency surgery on a pneumothorax.
Reports are that Mario Balotelli has been sidelined by Clarence Seedorf in reaction to Milan’s midweek Champions League elimination.
Cesare Prandelli has reflected on Italy’s opening World Cup opponents England: “They have improved a lot.”
Morgan De Sanctis has offered his sympathy to Roma teammate Kevin Strootman, and affirms faith in replacement Rodrigo Taddei.
Mario Gomez recognised the importance of his goal for Fiorentina, not only for their tie with Juventus, but also for his own progression.
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Massimo Cellino is forced to wait another 10 days to find out if his takeover of Leeds United has been accepted.
Lazio ultras warned they won’t halt their protest against President Claudio Lotito or “compromise” with negotiations.
Norberto Neto hailed Fiorentina’s attitude after they fought back for a Europa League draw away to Juventus.
Vincenzo Montella said Mario Gomez “couldn’t have picked a better moment” to score in Fiorentina’s draw at Juventus.
Antonio Conte “preferred this performance to Sunday’s” despite the failure to beat Fiorentina in the Europa League.
Gigi Buffon admits Juventus “thought we could take the 1-0 home” against Fiorentina and were punished.
Arturo Vidal scored within three minutes, but was left “very bitter” by “a bad performance” in Juventus-Fiorentina.
Borja Valero said Fiorentina were “fantastic” to fight back from a goal after three minutes to draw at Juventus.
Mario Gomez’s first goal of 2014 gave Fiorentina a precious 1-1 Europa League draw at the Juventus Stadium.
Coach Luis Castro and striker Jackson Martinez felt Porto should’ve beaten Napoli by more than one goal.
Marek Hamsik is frustrated with himself after another poor Napoli performance. “I am not the man I once was.”
Rafa Benitez is confident “the Stadio San Paolo can make the difference” after Napoli’s 1-0 Europa League defeat at Porto.
Porto’s Juan Fernando Quintero warns his teammates that “the tie is still open” after a 1-0 victory over Napoli.
Pepe Reina admits Napoli’s 1-0 Europa League defeat to Porto was “a bad result, but a fair one.”
Juventus director Beppe Marotta backed Antonio Conte’s squad rotation for the Europa League tie with Fiorentina.
Napoli lost 1-0 away to Porto with their former target Jackson Martinez getting the goal, but they risked a heavier defeat.
Juan Guillermo Cuadrado feels Fiorentina “need a different approach” to Juventus in the Europa League.
Milan legend Billy Costacurta blasted Mario Balotelli, warning he “will never be world class.”
Juventus and Fiorentina face off in a Europa League Derby d’Italia, as Andrea Pirlo takes on Borja Valero.
Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano insists Fiorentina “ought to be optimistic” against Juventus in the Europa League.
Napoli director Riccardo Bigon spoke ahead of tonight’s Europa League tie with Porto and hinted Pepe Reina could stay.

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