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Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia has claimed that his side have a genuine chance of upsetting the odds and winning this season's Scudetto.
It seems Mario Balotelli's time at Manchester City could be up after his relationship with Roberto Mancini reached boiling point.
Milan seem to have moved ahead of Juventus in the race to sign former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.
Inter could be on the verge of making a loan bid for Atalanta winger Ezequiel Schelotto, according to reports.
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Javier Zanetti has confirmed he will stay on at Inter as a director after hanging up his boots. “I spent half my life at Inter and now it’s a part of me.”
Alberto Aquilani is convinced he “made the right choice” by going to Fiorentina and is targeting Europe for 2013.
Lazio end 2012 in second place in Serie A and into the Europa League knockouts, so President Claudio Lotito warns “objectives must be met.”
Walter Zenga has revealed he “received a phone call” from Inter offering him the job before Andrea Stramaccioni was promoted.
Gigi Buffon looks back over 2012, ahead to “at least another three years at the top” and claims Andrea Pirlo is on the same level as Leo Messi.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has high hopes for Juventus in 2013. “They remind me of my Porto side and can win the Champions League.”
Alexandre Pato has stated he wants to go back to Brazil, but Chelsea and Liverpool hope to tempt the Milan striker into choosing England instead.
Cagliari’s next home game against Genoa on January 13 will be played at the Is Arenas after new security upgrades.
Milan legend Paolo Maldini blasted his old club for their dip in fortunes and reveals the offers he turned down. “They sold top players and lost the magic.”
Walter Mazzarri looked back over Napoli’s 2012, which saw them win the Coppa Italia, challenge for the Scudetto and beat Chelsea.
Fabio Capello believes “Roma are the only anti-Juventus” in this Scudetto campaign and gives advice to Daniele De Rossi.
River Plate have publicly confirmed their intention to start talks with Fiorentina for Mati Fernandez. “We’ll do everything to get him.”
Palermo have officially signed Napoli defender Salvatore Aronica on a permanent transfer until June 2015.
Sampdoria and Genoa are said to be duelling on the transfer market for Atalanta winger Ezequiel Schelotto.
There are reports that Palermo made a request to take Marco Borriello on loan from Roma after his row with the Genoa directors.
Inter President Massimo Moratti is furious after Andrea Ranocchia’s two-match ban for insulting officials. “It’s inexplicable.”
Southampton have joined Napoli and Juventus in the bidding war for Cagliari and Italy defender Davide Astori.
Inter outcast Wesley Sneijder has told Dutch media that “clearly it’s better for everyone if I leave in January.”
Marcello Lippi has recently faced Didier Drogba in China and urged Milan to make him an offer, as “he’d form a great partnership” with Stephan El Shaarawy.
Diego Armando Maradona reveals his dream of becoming Napoli Coach and warns Juventus would be “unstoppable” with Edinson Cavani.
Lazio striker Tommaso Rocchi’s agent has confirmed “we are in negotiations” with Inter over a January transfer.
UEFA President Michel Platini urges Serie A clubs to follow the lead set by Juventus and warns “your stadiums are the real problem.”
Roma have started their US training tour in Florida, but have left Nico Lopez out of the squad, suggesting a January sale.
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli looked back over his favourite memories of 2012 and promised “the best victory is always the next one.”
Palermo have officially sold midfielder Nicolas Bertolo to Mexican club Cruz Azul.
Adriano Galliani may be in Brazil for talks with Santos, Flamengo, Atletico Mineiro and Fluminense, but Robinho is expected back at Milan training tomorrow.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini has conceded that Josip Ilicic looks increasingly likely to leave the club.
Inter defender Andrea Ranocchia has been given a two-game ban after aiming a 'provocative phrase' at a fourth official.
Napoli forward Edinson Cavani has expressed his gratitude towards Napoli and believes that the team still have a lot of room for improvement.

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