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Udinese have confirmed Luis Muriel will be out of action for two-and-a-half months after a micro-fracture was discovered.
Roma’s chief medic admits Dodo and Federico Balzaretti are improving rapidly, “but we are a little worried about Daniele De Rossi.”
Torino celebrated Alessio Cerci’s first goal for the club in a 3-0 friendly victory against Como.
Paulo Vitor Barreto was on target in Udinese’s 1-1 friendly test with Croatian team Rijeka this afternoon.
New buy M’Baye Niang played with the youth team today and insists he “definitely made the right decision” turning down Everton for Milan.
Francesco Guidolin believes Diego Milito is “the ideal modern striker” and notes Zdenek Zeman “has changed.”
Antonio Candreva admits he “thought I wasn’t going to make it, but now I feel these are my colours” after winning over the sceptical Lazio fans.
Cesare Prandelli concedes Italy “must not” repeat the performance in Bulgaria. “We’ve got to rediscover our identity against Malta.”
Nicolas Burdisso is convinced “Roma will fight for the Scudetto” thanks to their new Coach Zdenek Zeman.
Milan legend Franco Baresi cast his eye over the current squad and told Antonio Cassano “it’d be better to talk less and play more.”
Sampdoria Coach Ciro Ferrara reveals he fought for Enzo Maresca and is ready to welcome Angelo Palombo back into the squad.
Maurizio Zamparini launched another scathing attack on his Palermo critics. “If they can find our supposed ‘slush fund’ then they can have it.”
Arsene Wenger believes Nicklas Bendtner’s loan spell at Juventus might not become permanent. “He will grow and then return to my team.”
Udinese starlet Luis Muriel has revealed he will be “more or less off the field for two months” after a consultation for his hip problem.
Daniele Bonera criticised former teammate Antonio Cassano for his attack on Milan after joining Inter. “That’s just what he’s like.”
Sources have suggested Fiorentina “promised” Stevan Jovetic will be sold to Manchester City next summer for €30m.
It’s reported that Napoli have already proposed a three-year contract extension to Walter Mazzarri, but the Coach is considering his options.
Pippo Inzaghi has given his blessing to new Milan striker Giampaolo Pazzini. “He will be my heir and can score 20 goals this season.”
Juventus are reportedly gearing up their third attempt to sign Didier Drogba in January, while Fernando Llorente also remains a target.
Genoa are taking their case to FIFA as Independiente insist no payment has been received for Julian Velazquez.
Daniele De Rossi will undergo tests on the thigh injury he picked up on international duty, but early reports suggest he could be out for a month.
Napoli defender Paolo Cannavaro’s agent claims he would’ve been playing for Italy this week if he had “a different surname.”
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini has warned he is “disappointed by the criticism, so I am seeking a successor” to run the club.
Cagliari’s stadium woes continue, as the WWF accuses the new Is Arenas of “disturbing the local fauna.”
Andrea Barzagli made tactical considerations after Italy’s 2-2 draw with Bulgaria. “We did not play the game we wanted to.”
Gigi Buffon praised Bulgaria and admitted to a mistake on the opening goal after Italy’s 2-2 draw in Sofia.
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Christian Maggio gave himself “6 out of 10” for his performance in Italy’s 2-2 draw with Bulgaria.
Daniele De Rossi will be sent home after limping off with a thigh injury in Italy’s 2-2 draw with Bulgaria.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo broke his Italy duck with a brace in Bulgaria, but could not be entirely happy with the 2-2 draw.
Cesare Prandelli admits “a point is valuable” in Bulgaria after the World Cup qualifying campaign opened with a 2-2 draw.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo scored a brace, but Italy were chaotic and confused in the 2-2 opening World Cup qualifier in Bulgaria.
Coach Gigi Di Biagio has named his Italy Under-20 squad for the Four Nations Tournament, including Cristian Battocchio and Nicola Leali.
Catania have officially extended Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez’s contract until 2016, ending transfer speculation.
Fiorentina hammered Al Nasr 4-0 with Luca Toni on target against his former club, but Coach Walter Zenga had harsh words for the striker.

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