NEWS

Giampiero Ventura tried to reassure angry Torino fans after their shock Coppa Italia exit to Pescara.
Genoa Coach Fabio Liverani tried to look on the bright side after Coppa Italia elimination to Spezia on penalties.
Cristian Chivu’s agent has warned he will only leave Inter for Dynamo Moscow “in exchange for compensation.”
While Southampton are close to convincing Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, it’s reported Erik Lamela could snub Tottenham for a Roma renewal.
Juventus forward Fabio Quagliarella is considering a new offer from Qatar club Al-Gharafa.
Rafal Wolski has warned he “could leave Fiorentina” after failing to break into the first team.
Cagliari’s Davide Astori will reportedly complete his transfer to Napoli over the next couple of days.
Rudi Garcia was not happy with Kevin Strootman’s injury and commented on Erik Lamela and Miralem Pjanic transfer rumours.
Mirko Vucinic is expected to partner Carlos Tevez, while Miroslav Klose is supported by Hernanes in tonight’s Italian Super Cup Juventus-Lazio.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
There were several upsets in the Coppa Italia Third Round, as Cagliari, Torino, Genoa and Livorno went out to lower league teams.
Antonio Cassano scored his first goal in a Parma jersey for their 4-0 Coppa Italia victory over Lecce.
Gennaro Gattuso was sent off for dissent as his Palermo side lost to Hellas Verona in the Coppa Italia.
Genoa scraped a 2-2 draw in stoppages against Spezia, but were eventually knocked out of the Coppa Italia on penalties.
Kevin Strootman scored the winner as Roma beat Serie B side Ternana 2-1 in a friendly on Gervinho’s debut.
Walter Mazzarri notes Inter have a “dangerous game” in the Coppa Italia against Cittadella on Sunday.
Inter named their squad for Sunday’s Coppa Italia tie with Cittadella, including Rolando and Mateo Kovacic, but Wallace is out.
Milan warmed up for their Champions League play-off with PSV Eindhoven with an 11-0 victory, including Mario Balotelli’s brace.
The Third Round of the Coppa Italia started with a huge shock, as Siena knocked out Serie A rivals Livorno.
It’s reported Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is reconsidering the Southampton offer, as the Roma man would receive over €3m per season.
Gigi Buffon had a rather curious way of describing his respect for Lazio and Roma. “I wouldn’t urinate on Francesco Totti’s locker.”
Antonio Conte has “blind faith” in Juventus ahead of the Super Cup against Lazio, but insisted “there are no favourites.”
Players’ Association President Damiano Tommasi notes “racists must leave the stadium, not those being insulted.”
Miroslav Klose is hoping to score his first goal past Juventus in tomorrow’s Italian Super Cup and considers his future.
There was an unfortunate prank on Mario Balotelli, as angry fans TP’d his Ferrari when he refused to sign an autograph.
Vladimir Petkovic is confident Lazio can beat Juventus for the Italian Super Cup on Sunday. “Mentality will be fundamental.”
Hugo Campagnaro has “no regrets” at leaving Napoli for Inter, who make their season debut in the Coppa Italia on Sunday.
Milan teenage striker Kingsley Boateng is joining Catania on loan, confirmed his agent.
Bologna have officially brought midfielder Diego Perez back to the Dall’Ara.
Stefano Mauri will “cheer on Lazio from the stands” and his lawyers are confident after an appeal verdict was postponed.
Olympique Marseille have announced they “rejected offers for Nicolas Nkoulou from Napoli and Monaco.”
Former Juventus flop Milos Krasic could return to Serie A for Bologna after his spell at Fenerbahce.
Napoli’s latest target in attack is West Bromwich Albion talent Peter Odemwingie.
Having failed to prise Fabio Quagliarella from Juventus, Norwich City are turning to Andrea Caracciolo.
Claudio Marchisio feels it is “a bit odd” Juventus are playing the Italian Super Cup in Lazio’s home stadium.

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