NEWS

Catania's Argentine midfielder Mariano Izco has confirmed that he is fit and ready to play against Fiorentina on Sunday.
Inter are keeping tabs on Sporting Lisbon's 20-year-old full-back Santiago Arias, according to reports in Italy.
Genoa midfielder Alexander Merkel is well aware of the task that is facing his side when they entertain Juventus in Serie A this weekend.
Roma striker Mattia Destro has underlined how special it was to score his first goal for the Italian national team on Tuesday against Malta.
Inter captain Javier Zanetti has said that he wants to “avenge the embarrassment” of the 3-1 defeat to Roma against Torino this weekend.
Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta has responded to claims by Sampdoria director Pasquale Sensibile that deals with the Bianconeri 'are too difficult to carry out'.
Juventus are again said to be interested in Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, according to reports in the British Press.
Luca Toni has claimed that he wants to rejuvenate his career at Fiorentina, after his shock deadline day return to Florence.
The transfer window has only just closed but Napoli are already plotting another two South American swoops.
Francesco Lodi’s agent held talks with Catania on Thursday in a bid to secure his client a new improved contract.
Inter’s Andrea Ranocchia has admitted that he was disappointed to be omitted from the Italy squad for the games against Bulgaria and Malta.
Napoli sensation Lorenzo Insigne has been described as a mix between Fabrizio Miccoli and Gianfranco Zola.
Roma captain Francesco Totti is a doubt for this weekend’s Serie A game against Bologna because of injury.
Lazio ace Hernanes rejected the opportunity to join Tottenham this summer, reports the Gazzetta dello Sport.
Gianluca Vialli has looked ahead to next week’s game between former clubs Juventus and Chelsea, while warned Nicklas Bendtner to keep things simple.
World Cup winner Paolo Rossi is excited by the new wave of young Italian strikers who are emerging on the peninsula.
Russia boss Fabio Capello is uncertain about the strength of former club Milan after their summer revolution, but he rates Juventus.
Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade has insisted that his club and Napoli completed the best pieces of transfer business this summer.
Stephan Lichtsteiner is hungry for more honours after last term’s Scudetto success with Juventus. “I want to win the European Cup!”
Italian international Federico Peluso has insisted he has no regrets about remaining with Atalanta over the summer.
Torino have suggested that they will allow Angelo Ogbonna to join a big club at the end of the season if they are made the right sort of offer.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Giampaolo Pazzini scored a Milan hat-trick and returned to the Italy side, but now warns “we need to be consistent.”
Reports suggest Giovanni Stroppa could be the first Serie A Coach axed this season after two Pescara defeats.
There are British rumours that Juventus are considering Fernando Torres as an alternative to Fernando Llorente.
Cristiano Lucarelli has retired to become a youth team Coach at Parma and reveals he is “inspired” by Walter Mazzarri.
Domenico Criscito’s lawyer is furious that the defender was ruled out of Euro 2012 due to an investigation that has been dropped.
Liverpool are reportedly lining up a January offer for Udinese’s Brazilian centre-back Danilo.
Former Arsenal teammate Arturo Lupoli is confident Nicklas Bendtner will make his mark at Juventus. “He can really improve in Italy.”
After the 2-0 win against Malta, Cesare Prandelli points out Italy are “a work in progress. We must find our identity searching for entertaining football.”
David Pizarro points out the Spanish so-called ‘tiki-taka’ style of football shouldn’t be copied. “In Italy you need to actually score goals.”
Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has tipped Juventus, Milan, Inter and Roma for the Scudetto battle.
Emiliano Alfaro has officially finalised his loan move from Lazio to Dubai club Al Wasl.
The Week 5 Serie A fixture between Pescara and Palermo has been moved forward to 17.30 UK time on September 26.
Roma Coach Zdenek Zeman launched a scathing attack on Federation President Giancarlo Abete. “He’s not my enemy. He is the enemy of football.”

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