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There are strong reports that Milan have reached a deal with Genoa to sign midfielder Juraj Kucka.
Walter Mazzarri thanked Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis for his pep talk ahead of a difficult test with Atalanta.
Davide Ballardini admits he’ll have to transform his Genoa side, as they travel to Florence without Marco Borriello, Sebastien Frey and more stars.
Massimiliano Allegri feels Milan are able to shake off the defeat to Barcelona and prepare for Palermo because “nothing can be worse than our first three months.”
Roma Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli praised Alessandro Florenzi and stood up for Pablo Daniel Osvaldo ahead of Sunday’s match with Parma.
Andrea Stramaccioni admits he is “worried” about how Inter will perform against Sampdoria just days after their extra time efforts with Tottenham.
Giuseppe Sannino is back on the Palermo bench and faces Milan on his ‘debut.’ “We don’t have much time, but we do have humility.”
Walter Samuel and Samir Handanovic return for Inter in tomorrow night’s difficult trip to Sampdoria.
Juventus Coach Antonio Conte urged fans to support the team rather than aim abuse at the opposition. “I don’t want to play behind closed doors because of a few idiots.”
Giuseppe Rossi is hoping to make his Fiorentina debut before the end of the season, explains why he chose the Viola and believes they can win the Scudetto next season.
Juventus are reportedly setting their sights on ‘new Didier Drogba’ Wilfried Bony, currently starring for Vitesse.
Eugenio Corini expects “a tricky test for both teams” as his Chievo take on Pescara in a relegation tussle on Sunday.
La Gazzetta dello Sport claims Inter are in advanced talks with Barcelona for Alexis Sanchez and have a deal for Sampdoria’s Mauro Icardi.
Delio Rossi does not expect Inter to be tired or downhearted after their Europa League elimination to Tottenham and admits he’d “love” to have Antonio Cassano at Sampdoria.
This weekend there will be anti-racism messages read out by captains ahead of every single Serie A match.
Dino Zoff believes Juventus “are on a par with Bayern Munich” and Lazio can win the Europa League trophy.
Serie A Week 29 kicks off today with Catania-Udinese battling for Europe and Juventus travelling to giant-killers Bologna.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Livorno held Hellas Verona for a point despite going down to 10 men in the promotion showdown, while Cesena fought back to shock Reggina.
Stefano Colantuono warns Atalanta “need the perfect performance” to get the better of Napoli at the San Paolo on Sunday.
Sulley Ali Muntari insists Milan “must always target first place” rather than second in Serie A, even though they are 11 points behind Juventus.
Bottom of the table Palermo are set to miss several star players, including Fabrizio Miccoli, for Sunday’s trip to Milan.
Bologna won three on the bounce and Stefano Pioli feels “this is the right time to take on Juventus” as they clash on Saturday evening.
Bad news for Lazio, as hitman Sergio Floccari has suffered a thigh strain and might well miss out on the Derby della Capitale.
Premier League side Reading are reportedly preparing a summer offer for Palermo midfielder Jasmin Kurtic.
Lothar Matthaus claims that “if Juventus beat Bayern Munich, then they’ll win the Champions League” after their quarter-final draw.
Cristian Ledesma is “pleased” that Lazio drew Turkish side Fenerbahce in the Europa League quarter-finals.
Andrea Ranocchia believes Inter’s 4-1 victory over Tottenham can “give us an important psychological push” to face Sampdoria.
The changes to the Serie A fixture list from Week 30 to 32 have been announced, including Inter-Lazio on Saturday afternoon and Roma-Lazio on a Monday.
Genoa goalkeeper Sebastien Frey is out of Sunday’s match against his former club Fiorentina after picking up an injury.
Former Milan and Inter Coach Leonardo asked his Italian TV presenter girlfriend to marry him live on air. “He’s gone crazy!”
Martin Caceres, Arturo Vidal and Paolo De Ceglie are all back in the Juventus squad to face Bologna on Saturday evening.
Francesco Guidolin has admitted that Catania are deservedly ahead of his Udinese side in the standings, as the two prepare to face each other on Saturday.
Nicklas Bendtner's agent has claimed that the Juventus striker has been in contact with several Italian and Russian clubs regarding a move in the summer.
Inter and Monaco will fight it out for the signature of Olympique Lyonnais forward Lisandro Lopez, according to reports in France.

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