NEWS

Napoli made short work of Verona, a 3-0 victory sending them through to the Coppa Italia quarter-finals against Inter.
There are reports Roma contacted Marcello Lippi to take over from Rudi Garcia after their Coppa Italia exit to Spezia.
Genoa are likely to be without Nicolas Burdisso against Roma on Sunday, as he has fractured two ribs.
Fabrizio Castori celebrates Carpi’s Coppa Italia success over Fiorentina and admits “a one-off game helps the ‘worse’ teams.”
Juventus give Daniele Rugani his first start with Alvaro Morata and Simone Zaza in the Coppa Italia derby with Torino.
Vincenzo Montella complained “the fixture list is not helping” Sampdoria in their Coppa Italia clash with Milan.
Paulo Sousa was “both angry and disappointed” after Fiorentina’s Coppa Italia exit at the hands of Carpi.
The Derby della Mole takes on a new dimension as Juventus and Torino face off in the Coppa Italia Round of 16.
According to the latest reports, Roma told Rudi Garcia his last chance to turn things around is on Sunday against Genoa.
Morgan De Sanctis said Roma players “cannot deny responsibility” for the disastrous Coppa Italia exit to Spezia.
Napoli are taking no chances against Verona in the Coppa Italia, starting Gonzalo Higuain and Dries Mertens.
Carpi knocked Fiorentina out of the Coppa Italia with a shock 1-0 victory at the Stadio Franchi.
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia confessed Coppa Italia elimination to Spezia “is really a failure. It’s not normal.”
Mimmo Di Carlo told Spezia to “enjoy the moment and the dream continues” after eliminating Roma from the Coppa Italia.
Serie B minnows Spezia have knocked Roma out of the Coppa Italia on penalties after a goalless draw at the Stadio Olimpico.
Inter are ‘one of the 10 best teams in the world’ according to Stevan Jovetic, who says he has ‘nothing to prove to anyone.’
Inter’s Stevan Jovetic says ‘it’s easier to play in England than Italy’ but laments his lack of opportunities at Manchester City.
Udinese Coach Stefano Colantuono says he’ll have to alter his game plan against Lazio due to injuries.
Milan Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic responds to rumours about his sacking: “I don’t panic, I have broad shoulders.”
Sinisa Mihajlovic says Milan ‘respect Sampdoria’ and that the Coppa Italia is ‘an important objective’ for the club.
Milan Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic asks his team to ‘transform the whistles into applause’ and says ‘I’ve never looked for excuses.’
Injury-hit Lazio can repeat their run to the Coppa Italia final this season, according to Coach Stefano Pioli.
Under-pressure Lazio Coach Stefano Pioli says they are ‘guilty of naivety’ and that ‘winning is the only medicine we need’.
Inter youngster Rey Manaj’s agent ‘trusts Roberto Mancini’ and confirms interest from Genoa and Frosinone.
Reports say Bologna want to sign Antonio Nocerino on loan in January, but only if Milan agree to pay part of his wages.
Reports say Sevilla are in talks for Inter’s Andrea Ranocchia but are also interested in Genoa’s Armando Izzo.
Juventus and Chelsea will reportedly meet to for talks about Juan Cuadrado and Oscar, but Paul Pogba is not up for discussion.
Inter are close to finalising a €14m deal for Boca Juniors striker Jonathan Calleri, according to reports.
Milan and Inter target Stefano Sensi of Cesena says ‘a year with a small Serie A club would be good for me.’
A coaching team of Cristian Brocchi and Mauro Tassotti is reportedly set to replace Sinisa Mihajlovic if Milan lose to Sampdoria tomorrow.
Giovanni Trapattoni and Ciro Ferrara have emerged as candidates for the Lazio job should Stefano Pioli be sacked.
Inter will reportedly try to sell or loan out at least five players in January in order to balance their books.
Reports say Roma have asked Watford for a Juan Iturbe-Victor Ibarbo swap, while Serie A clubs join the chase for the Argentine.
Chievo will reportedly fight Bologna to loan Jonathan Calleri should he join Inter, while also targeting full-back Federico Dimarco.
Juventus favour a bid for Sevilla’s Ever Banega, Simone Zaza could stay and Martin Caceres is wanted by Fenerbahce, say reports.

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