NEWS

Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman finished his surgery today and will be able to run again in five weeks.
Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade doesn't understand 'super-critical' fans and says the club's recovered players are their reinforcements.
Lazio struggles as Lucas Biglia reportedly wants a €3m salary and Senad Lulic turns down all extension offers.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi confirms the club will keep Diego Perotti and promises an extension to his contract 'next week'.
Sevilla Coach Unai Emery believes Juventus' slow start is deceptive: 'They'll dominate in Serie A and in the Champions League.'
Napoli are relieved as Manolo Gabbiadini's knock against Malta proves to be of no consequence.
Ashley Cole is reportedly refusing to cancel his Roma contract in spite of being left out of the squad.
Roma's Edin Dzeko picked up an injury to his right hand in the game between Belgium and Bosnia-Herzegovina and is flying out for medical exams.
New signing Joan Verdu calls Fiorentina a 'huge opportunity' and says he's 'ready to help the team'.
Daniele Rugani's agent admits Maurizio Sarri's Napoli sought him, but reveals 'Juventus won't sell him to anyone'.
Palermo midfielder Luca Rigoni is 'still hopeful' for a spot with the national team, whilst discussing Coach Giuseppe Iachini.
Fernando Martins calls to Antonio Cassano to become Sampdoria's 'point of reference', whilst discussing the team's objectives.
Azzurri talent Marco Verratti praises his newfound partnership with Andrea Pirlo: 'We work well together'.
Chievo's Riccardo Meggiorini believes if Roma's Francesco Totti had executed his back-heel, 'people would talk about it for months'.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Juventus will play Chievo with the Curva Sud closed after losing the final appeal against a ban.
Eder is “very happy” for his Italy teammate Graziano Pelle. “We played together in Serie B four years ago.”
Malta Coach Pietro Ghedin said “Italy absolutely deserved to win” despite a possible handball in the decisive goal.
Matteo Darmian gave Italy six out of 10 for their 1-0 victory over Malta. “We could’ve won by more goals.”
Marco Parolo warned it was “hard to score when Malta put everyone behind the ball” after a 1-0 Italy victory.
Graziano Pelle admits he might’ve handled the ball on Italy’s decisive goal to beat Malta 1-0.
Antonio Conte said Italy’s win was what mattered against Malta, but don’t expect any game to be easy.
Graziano Pellè bundled over the line and Manolo Gabbiadini hit the bar, as Italy squeezed past Malta 1-0 to top their Euro 2016 group.
Torino confirm Nikola Maksimovic should be out for two months after surgery on a fractured foot.
Roberto Mancini encouraged Felipe Melo and Alex Telles after Inter suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat to Lecco.
Sinisa Mihajlovic slammed Milan after a 3-2 friendly win over Mantova. “They showed why they are reserves.”
Mario Balotelli made an ideal Milan debut in a 3-2 friendly win over Mantova, scoring, providing an assist and earning a penalty.
Dejan Stankovic trusts the new Inter players can settle in quickly, “now it’s up to Roberto Mancini.”
Mario Balotelli said he “has always been in good shape” after scoring on his Milan debut.
Italy host Malta this evening in a Euro 2016 qualifier, as Antonio Conte uses Manolo Gabbiadini, Andrea Pirlo and Marco Verratti together.
Italy seek their first victory of 2015 and Andrea Pirlo makes history in a Euro 2016 qualifier against Malta.
Gigi Buffon said it’s “up to Mario Balotelli to decide what he wants to be and where he wants to go.”
Alessandro Matri’s move to Olympique Marseille had been agreed until the Coach rejected him, said the President.
New Bologna signing Anthony Mounier said he’s “inspired by Zinedine Zidane and Arjen Robben.
Remarkable reports that Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio got his injury while filming an ad for Sky Sport Italia.

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