NEWS

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Esteban Granero could be on his way to Fiorentina in January, reports in Italy claim today.
Bologna defender Daniele Portanova has described his 'anger' at being banned for four months, as he returns to the field this weekend.
Juventus legend Marco Tardelli has commented on who the club should focus on signing in the January transfer window.
Morgan De Sanctis will reportedly put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension at Napoli, ending months of talks.
Antonio Conte has named a full-strength Juventus squad for their midweek Coppa Italia clash with Cagliari.
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani is reportedly meeting with Guangzhou Evergrande’s President this morning to finalise a link between the clubs.
Ivan Piris has received the backing of his agent, who says that his recent performances are evidence of his progress at Roma.
Inter may face competition this January for Corinthians midfielder Paulinho from Premier League outfit Chelsea.
Genoa’s squad has been placed into a training retreat by their President Enrico Preziosi, in preparation for the weekend’s game with Torino.
Lazio are believed to be considering dipping into the transfer market, to solve their issues when Miroslav Klose is absent.
Inter are reportedly taking steps to find cover for striker Diego Milito by opening talks with Cagliari over two of their forwards.
Tuttosport believe Genoa and Napoli are in discussions to transfer four players between them, including Eduardo Vargas, Alexander Merkel and Ciro Immobile.
Milan are reported to have rejected Santos’ first bid for Brazilian striker Robinho, believed to be holding out for an amount to then spend elsewhere.
Antonio Cassano will reportedly receive a healthy €200,000 appearance bonus should he play any part for Inter against Lazio.
Javier Pastore has once more confirmed reports that he would prefer to stay with Paris Saint-Germain rather than return back to Serie A this January.
Andrea Stramaccioni will skip the latest part of his UEFA Pro Licence training, as it is a scheduled visit to watch League rivals Fiorentina train.
The Gazzetta dello Sport believe Didier Drogba is Juventus’ identified transfer target for January, with Fernando Llorente set to follow in the summer.
Matias Vecino is set to see a proposed move to Fiorentina permitted for this January, as his EU passport is reportedly confirmed.
Francesco Totti has posted his belief that Roma’s performance against Atalanta on Tuesday is proof that the club are headed in the right direction.
Juventus are believed to be preparing to make a move for Salvatore Bocchetti at the end of the current season.
Confirmation is reportedly due later today, but early speculation suggests Napoli will be hit with a two-point penalty for their alleged role in the betting scandal.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Stefano Colantuono admits Atalanta “made life difficult for ourselves” in their Coppa Italia defeat to Roma.
Zdenek Zeman was critical of his Roma side after their 3-0 Coppa Italia victory over Atalanta, particularly red-carded Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.
Roma swept past Atalanta 3-0 to reach the Coppa Italia Quarter-Finals, but saw Pablo Daniel Osvaldo sent off and Mattia Destro injured.
Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang is at the centre of a £15m bidding war between Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City.
Santos President Luis Alvaro Ribeiro has confirmed “Robinho wants to return to Brazil and we presented a written offer” to Milan.
Cagliari Coach Ivo Pulga warns Juventus “we’re not beaten yet” ahead of their Coppa Italia encounter, but makes some unusual selections.
Cesare Prandelli praised Francesco Totti as “an exemplary professional,” but also feels Italian football made the right choice investing in youth.
Roma rely on Daniele De Rossi, Mattia Destro, Pablo Daniel Osvaldo and Nico Lopez for tonight’s Coppa Italia clash with Atalanta.
Tottenham have joined the queue of clubs hoping to sign unsettled Inter midfielder Wesley Sneijder in January.
Milan have confirmed Nigel De Jong went under the knife today for an Achilles tendon injury and will be out for six months.
The one and only Udinese fan who made the trip to watch his team beat Sampdoria 2-0 last night revealed what it felt like to be celebrating alone.
Palermo have reportedly been in top secret talks to tempt Manchester City into releasing 20-year-old striker John Guidetti.
Ruben Olivera must sit out a four-match ban for stamping on Miralem Pjanic, but his agent insists “it won’t affect” his Fiorentina career.

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