Totti: 'Roma till 2020!'
Francesco Totti had lunch with Roma President James Pallotta today and joked he’ll sign a contract extension “until 2020!”
Juventus field a completely revamped side for today’s early kick-off against bottom of the table Pescara, but Mirko Vucinic partners Sebastian Giovinco.
Serie B: Novara sink Sassuolo
Sassuolo fell in a five-goal thriller at Novara, cutting their lead at the top to six points, while 10-man Empoli hit the brakes.
'It's not easy being Buffon'
Gigi Buffon admits Juventus’ defeat to Bayern Munich “was probably my worst performance in the Champions League. It’s not easy being Buffon.”
Strama: 'Palacio a heavy blow'
Andrea Stramaccioni admits Inter will have to do without Rodrigo Palacio “for a long time,” but rules out self-pity ahead of the match with Atalanta.
Allegri: 'Florence not decisive'
Massimiliano Allegri expects a difficult match as Milan visit Fiorentina for the lunchtime kick-off, but insists “it is not decisive” for a Champions League spot.
Conti: 'Shameful Cagliari situation'
Cagliari captain Daniele Conti says it is “shameful” that his team effectively does not have a home stadium for the rest of the season.
Jovetic in Viola squad for Milan
Stevan Jovetic is in the Fiorentina squad to face Milan tomorrow, but Gonzalo Rodriguez and Mounir El Hamdaoui miss out.
Pallotta: 'Roma have a strategy'
Roma President James Pallotta flew in for Monday’s derby and assured “there is a strategy” to bring in new investors.
Mazzarri: 'Genoa and Milan crucial'
Walter Mazzarri believes Napoli “will secure second place if we don’t get it wrong against Genoa and Milan,” but admits sending someone to secretly film his rivals.
Zola: 'No pressure in England'
Watford manager Gianfranco Zola praised Cesare Prandelli’s Azzurri and explained the “stress and pressure” are completely different between English and Italian football.
Ballardini looks to Genoa's little Napoli
Davide Ballardini believes “Napoli are one of the strongest teams in Serie A,” but his very Neapolitan Genoa can still cause an upset tomorrow.
Lazio linked with Long
Lazio had already been linked with Shane Long in January, but new reports suggest they are reviving their bid for the West Bromwich Albion striker.
Montella: 'Jovetic could face Milan'
Vincenzo Montella is targeting victory and third place against Milan tomorrow lunchtime and sensationally reveals “Stevan Jovetic could play” despite his injury.
UEFA acknowledge Lazio ref errors?
Italian newspapers claim UEFA delegates apologised to Lazio after the ‘errors’ made by Scottish referee William Collum against Fenerbahce.
Beckenbauer apologises to Buffon
Franz Beckenbauer has apologised for calling Gigi Buffon “a pensioner” after his performance against Bayern Munich. “I didn’t want to offend him, but...”
Corini: 'Chievo not safe yet'
Eugenio Corini has warned Chievo “are not safe yet” as he is forced to completely reshuffle his side against Udinese.
Rossi could doom 'his' Palermo
Delio Rossi admits it will feel a little strange when Sampdoria take on his old Palermo side, potentially pushing them towards relegation.
Atalanta mourn ex-President Ruggeri
Atalanta are in mourning after their former President Ivan Ruggeri died this morning, though he had been in a coma since 2008.
Pioli eager for Toro test
Bologna welcome Torino this evening and Stefano Pioli is looking beyond mere safety. “We’ve got to raise the bar.”
Livaja: 'I'd love goal against Inter'
Inter regret sending Marko Livaja on loan to Atalanta in January, as they are without strikers for tomorrow’s game, but he insists “I’d like to stay in Bergamo.”
Terim: 'Wonderful Fiorentina-Milan!'
Former Fiorentina and Milan Coach Fatih Terim expects “a wonderful match” between the clubs tomorrow.
Serie A Previews: Revamped Juve
Week 31 kicks off today with Juventus-Pescara and Bologna-Torino, while Sunday brings Fiorentina-Milan for third place and Monday’s Rome Derby.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Serie B: Reggina overtake Bari
A goal in the opening minute helped Reggina to beat Bari this evening and leapfrog them in the Serie B table.
Lucescu: 'We all laughed at Taribo'
Ex-Inter Coach Mircea Lucescu isn’t entirely surprised at claims Taribo West lied about his age. “He was so uncoordinated he’d fall over and we all laughed.”
Vasco 'awaiting Milan Dede offer'
Dedè’s agent has confirmed “Milan would be an honour for him, but Vasco da Gama are still waiting for their offer.”
Lodi has surgery
Francesco Lodi is out of Sunday’s game with Cagliari after the Catania midfielder underwent surgery on his hand.
Milan consider Taarabt
There are reports Milan are renewing their interest in QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt, but only if the club is relegated.
Paletta 'undecided' on Italy call
Parma defender Gabriel Paletta has shaken off transfer rumours and admits he hasn’t “decided yet” whether to represent Italy or Argentina.
All-clear for Cagliari in Trieste
Confusion over Cagliari’s home venue continues, as while Trieste council say they can’t use the Stadio Nereo Rocco, the Lega Serie A claim they can.
Juve also lose Anelka
Juventus face Pescara without Andrea Barzagli, Giorgio Chiellini or Nicolas Anelka, while Gigi Buffon is benched due to illness.
Inter test Cassano-Rocchi
Inter are testing out Tommaso Rocchi with Antonio Cassano, as Rodrigo Palacio’s injury forces a complete reshuffle against Atalanta.
Perrotta: 'Fundamental derby'
Roma midfielder Simone Perrotta warns Monday night’s Derby della Capitale “will be fundamental for Europe.”
Bucchi: 'Pescara want to beat Juve'
Bottom of the table Pescara take on leaders Juventus tomorrow, but Cristian Bucchi insists “we’re going there to win, not for damage limitation.”
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