NEWS

Roma have appointed Italo Zanzi as their new chief executive, replacing Mark Pannes in the role.
Stephan El Shaarawy has admitted that he is enjoying his season so far at Milan and hopes to aim for the Capocannoniere award.
Vincenzo Montella has admitted that he is desperate to lift the Coppa Italia trophy with Fiorentina this season.
Napoli have released an official statement condemning the actions taken by the National Disciplinary Committee this morning.
Paolo Cannavaro's lawyer his hit out at former Napoli goalkeeper Mattia Gianello for the inconsistent allegations aimed at his client.
Former Inter and Juventus man Lucio could be on his way back to Brazil as reports in the country suggest that Cruzeiro are interested in signing the defender.
Cagliari forward Joaquin Larrivey has left the Sardinian side to join Mexican club Atlante.
Italian national team boss Cesare Prandelli has hailed 2012 as an 'important year' and a platform on which to build.
A lawyer representing Napoli has claimed that the points deduction, bans and hefty fine for failing to report an incident of match-fixing are 'unjust'.
The betting match fixing investigation has seen Napoli docked two points, while Paolo Cannavaro and Gianluca Grava have been banned for six months.
Milan have joined Juventus in the chase to sign Didier Drogba during the January transfer window, reports suggest.
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani will fly to Brazil on Sunday to listen to offers for Alexandre Pato and Robinho.
Palermo have admitted that they would be interested in signing Ciro Immobile from Genoa in January.
Antonio Carlos Zago will reportedly return to Roma to act as an assistant to boss Zdenek Zeman.
Serie A side Udinese are in talks with Genoa about signing Alexander Merkel, it has been confirmed.
The agent of Cristian Molinaro has rubbished reports that his client could be set for a January move to Palermo.
Giorgio Chiellini says he now feels 100 per cent Juventus after admitting to supporting Milan as a youngster.
Dynamo Kiev will try to tempt Palermo into selling them Josip Ilicic next month, reports the Gazzetta dello Sport.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
AIC President Damiano Tommasi has hit out at the players involved in the Calcioscommesse scandal.
Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner has revealed that he wants to win every competition possible with the Bianconeri.
Lazio midfielder Antonio Candreva could miss the club's game against Sampdoria on Saturday after he limped out of training today.
Fiorentina defender Facundo Roncaglia has admitted that he is surprised by the adoration he currently receives from the Viola fans.
Inter defender Christian Chivu believes his team can challenge Juventus for the title come May.
Brazilian club Corinthians have made a €15m bid for Milan forward Alexandre Pato, according to reports in the Italian media.
Italy national team boss Cesare Prandelli has called for patience after two Serie A Coaches were fired this afternoon.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has reflected on 2012, declaring it a 'lavish year' for the Partenopei.
Former Juventus striker Michele Padovano believes that Didier Drogba would be the perfect signing for Antonio Conte's side.
New Siena boss Giuseppe Iachini has claimed that he is the man to keep the Robur in Serie A.
Juventus striker Nicklas Bendtner has gone under the knife this afternoon as a consequence of his thigh injury.
Napoli do like Siena stopper Luís Carlos Novo Neto, but his agent has insisted that there has been no January bid.
Palermo have revealed that Vincenzo Montella was at the top of their summer coaching wish-list before he joined Fiorentina.
Sampdoria have confirmed that Delio Rossi is their new Coach after they decided to dismiss Ciro Ferrara. They have a new sporting director too.
In a weekend when Juventus were crowned Winter Champions, Dave Taylor picks his best XI from all of the Week 17 games.
Siena have confirmed that Giuseppe Iachini has been hired after the club opted to show Serse Cosmi the exit.

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