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Turkish giants Galatasaray have just over 24 hours to complete the signing of Juventus midfielder Felipe Melo.
Javier Zanetti has reiterated that he has no plans of quitting after the Inter legend snapped his Achilles tendon.
With another 10 Serie A games consigned to history, Dave Taylor picks his best XI from the latest round of action.
Antonio Nocerino has conceded that he struggled to perform in Milan’s 4-2 win over Catania on Sunday night.
Italy team doctor Enrico Castellacci expects Inter’s Javier Zanetti to be out for at least six months after snapping his Achilles tendon.
Ricky Alvarez says he’s ready to be fielded in whichever position Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni needs him for the remainder of this season.
Alessio Cerci is struggling to come to terms with Torino’s derby defeat against Juventus. “We should have had a penalty!”
Claudio Marchisio expects a challenge when his Juventus side face Palermo next weekend in search of the point they need to secure the Scudetto.
Mario Balotelli has joked that he’ll allow Real Madrid players to get intimate with his sweetheart Fanny Neguesha if they reach the Champions League Final.
Parma boss Roberto Donadoni was happy with the 0-0 draw against Lazio despite seeing his side again fail to score.
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta has discussed transfer links with Arjen Robben and Alexis Sanchez.
Italian international Daniel Pablo Osvaldo could still have a future at Roma, says boss Aurelio Andreazzoli.
Riccardo Montolivo has backed boss Massimiliano Allegri to remain with Italian giants Milan for some time to come.
Andrea Ranocchia has urged his Inter side to finish the season on a high for injured captain Javier Zanetti.
Juventus may be on the verge of winning their second consecutive Scudetto, but Arturo Vidal insists the road ahead is still long.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Inter incredibly have yet another injury, as after losing Javier Zanetti today, Matias Silvestre was diagnosed with a thigh strain.
It is now official – Javier Zanetti has snapped his left Achilles tendon and will be out of action for up to eight months, but insists “my career is not over.”
Massimiliano Allegri hailed “extraordinary” Giampaolo Pazzini and thanked the Milan fans for their banner of support.
Mario Balotelli celebrated his comeback with a goal as Milan beat Catania 4-2. “We conceded two stupid goals, but reacted as only a great team can.”
Milan fought back twice from a goal down to beat Catania 4-2 in a thriller, as Giampaolo Pazzini netted twice to keep them in third.
Adriano Galliani assures Milan won’t sell Stephan El Shaarawy, but confessed Clarence Seedorf could be an option as Coach.
Torino forward Riccardo Meggiorini denied racially abusing Paul Pogba during the Turin Derby. “It was a perfectly normal insult.”
Milan assistant manager Mauro Tassotti admits they must beat Catania “to recover our lead over Fiorentina.”
Milan know they must beat Catania tonight or lose third place to Fiorentina, so Mario Balotelli’s return is perfect timing.
Delio Rossi admits he did not salute Adem Ljajic, while Vincenzo Montella had the perfect Sunday.
Aurelio Andreazzoli always had faith in Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, while Beppe Iachini is accustomed to chasing results.
Roberto Donadoni felt Parma lacked determination and Vladimir Petkovic questioned the offside decision.
Giuseppe Sannino has dragged Palermo out of the depths, while Andrea Stramaccioni wants games played to the death.
Eugenio Corini says Chievo wasted match-point, while Davide Ballardini realises how crucial this win could be.
Antonio Conte praised Juventus for their victory in the Derby della Mole and wished Javier Zanetti a speedy recovery.
Giampiero Ventura can’t help but feel regret over Torino’s Derby della Mole defeat to Juventus. “We had the chance to win.”
Javier Zanetti insists he won’t retire after snapping his Achilles tendon. “It hurt so much, but I will overcome this too.”
Vincenzo Montella concedes it was “the perfect Sunday” after Fiorentina’s 3-0 win over Sampdoria, but now awaits an extra gift from Milan.
Andrea Stramaccioni has confirmed Javier Zanetti tore his Achilles tendon in a defeat to Palermo. “It’s difficult to comment on a situation like this.”

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