NEWS

Ex-Real Madrid icon Raul believes Juventus' Alessandro Del Piero is 'the greatest footballer in Italian history'.
Parma President Tommaso Ghirardi's sale of Parma to a Russian-Cypriot conglomerate is to be formally announced today.
Ex-Milan midfielder Adel Taarabt has defined Mario Balotelli as just a 'normal player' with 'a strong shot but no teamwork'.
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia was caught attempting to slap a steward after Genoa-Roma, and now faces a potential ban.
Ex-Milan striker Alexandre Pato is being closely monitored by Fiorentina, but winger Josip Ilicic must first be sold.
The future of Coach Rafa Benitez at Napoli seems doomed, according to reports in Italy.
Milan defender Adil Rami was injured against Napoli and will probably not recover in time for the match against Roma.
Roma director Walter Sabatini may present an offer for Augsburg full-back Abdul Rahman Baba.
Real Madrid Coach Carlo Ancelotti says that this year's Serie A is more 'balanced', but Juventus still have the edge.
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli has described the qualities and flaws of his ex-Coach Antonio Conte.
Inter Captain Andrea Ranocchia says the victory against Chievo will 'give the team confidence'.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Empoli Coach Maurizio Sarri felt “satisfaction and regret” following a 0-0 draw and accused Torino of being “scared.”
Rolando Maran has “regrets” after Chievo lost their five-round unbeaten record in a 2-0 defeat to Inter.
Antonio Conte was voted Coach of the Year, “owe everything” to Juventus and finds the Italy job “a formative experience.”
Juventus and Andrea Pirlo were the big winners in the Gran Gala del Calcio, but Napoli boycotted the ceremony.
Roberto Mancini was “fairly satisfied” with a 2-0 win at Chievo, but confessed this Inter squad is not built for his tactics.
Inter ended Chievo’s five-match unbeaten run to celebrate their first Serie A win under Roberto Mancini, 2-0 at the Bentegodi.
Ciro Immobile said it’s “a wonderful story” facing Juventus with Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
Arturo Vidal insists Juventus “are the favourites” to go through in the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund.
Paul Pogba is “honoured to be compared with Patrick Vieira, but my objective is to become even stronger than him.”
Gigi Buffon was voted Best Goalkeeper of 2014 in the Gran Gala del Calcio. “The Champions League draw could’ve been worse.”
Giampiero Ventura accepts a “good point” at Empoli and Torino picking Athletic Bilbao “could’ve gone better.”
Spanish media claim Atletico Madrid are ready to welcome Fernando Torres back after just six months at Milan.
The President of Boca Juniors had dinner with Juventus and Carlos Tevez tonight. “We discussed his return to Boca.”
Lazio will be without Lucas Biglia until January after he was diagnosed with a thigh strain.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero reacted to his three-month ban for racist comments. “We’re not on Candid Camera.”
Serie B side Brescia have sacked Coach Ivo Iaconi and temporarily handed the reins to Ivan Javorcic.
Rodrigo Palacio admits new Inter Coach Roberto Mancini “changed things” ahead of tonight’s game with Chievo.
Empoli had the better chances, but Torino defended stoically in a 0-0 draw with Pontus Jansson sent off.
Philippe Mexes hopes victory over Napoli can be “the turning point” for Milan and now aims to beat his old club Roma.
Roberto Mancini reshuffles Inter again for tonight’s surprisingly tricky trip to Chievo.
German newspapers claim Borussia Dortmund will offer €10m for Palermo talent Paulo Dybala in January.
Trabzonspor Vice-President Abdi Serdar Ustunsalih claims Europa League opponents Napoli “have a similar style to us.”
Celtic manager Ronny Deila is “really looking forward” to facing Inter in the Europa League. “Everything is possible.”

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