NEWS

Stephan El Shaarawy is delighted with his first goal for the Italian national team, according to his agent.
Siena have dismissed suggestions that they are prepared to sell Gaetano D’Agostino to Genoa in January.
Sunday’s Sampdoria-Genoa tie will kick off at 20.45 local time as originally scheduled, it has been confirmed.
Juventus could reportedly sell Stephan Lichtsteiner and sign Manchester City’s Aleksandar Kolarov in January.
There is some bad news for Udinese as they will be without Andrea Lazzari for around a month because of injury.
Lazio are hopeful that Miroslav Klose will be ready to face Juventus this weekend after a bout of the flu.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Thiago Silva has admitted that he has been surprised by the struggles of former club Milan this season.
Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande are considering some sort of link up with Italian giants Milan, reports the Corriere dello Sport.
Angelo Ogbonna is looking to return to the Torino side for their next Serie A game against Roma following injury.
Il Giornale is suggesting that Riccardo Montolivo requested to take the penalty which Milan teammate Alexandre Pato missed against Fiorentina.
Daniele De Rossi was called to a meeting with Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini on Wednesday, reports Il Tempo.
Fabrizio Miccoli says that he won’t make a decision on his future until his contract at Palermo has expired.
Gennaro Gattuso has revealed that he came very close to leaving Milan for Bayern Munich in the summer of 2008.
Simone Pepe should be at the disposal of Juventus boss Antonio Conte for the game against Lazio this weekend.
Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal was sent-off in his second consecutive game for Chile.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli remained upbeat despite the 2-1 friendly loss to France on Wednesday evening.
France boss Didier Deschamps was obviously delighted with his side’s 2-1 win over Italy at Parma on Wednesday.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Patrice Evra admits the French are “very proud” to beat Italy, even in a friendly, and are on their way back after a disastrous 2010 World Cup.
Giorgio Chiellini was the captain as Italy lost to France and admits the Azzurri are frustrated with their dire friendly record.
Salvatore Sirigu mocked PSG teammate Marco Verratti and assured he knows his place in the Italy squad after defeat to France.
Marco Verratti enjoyed his first senior Italy start and is “proud” to be called an understudy to Andrea Pirlo.
Riccardo Montolivo praised Italy and Milan teammate Stephan El Shaarawy after his debut goal, but also told him off.
Stephan El Shaarawy was overjoyed with his first senior Italy goal and “hopes” he and Mario Balotelli can be the pairing of the future.
Cesare Prandelli insists Italy “didn’t deserve to lose” against France, but saw it as a valuable experiment.
Stephan El Shaarawy’s first goal for Italy was not enough, as France fought back to win 2-1 in Parma and the Azzurri hit the crossbar twice.
Inter Coach Andrea Stramaccioni reveals how he felt when his playing career was cut short, the road to the Nerazzurri bench and why Javier Zanetti is “not human.”
Italy look to Marco Verratti, Stephan El Shaarawy and Mario Balotelli for tonight’s friendly test against France.
Bologna are in freefall, but President Albano Guaraldi stands by Coach Stefano Pioli and feels “controversy is not helping us.”
Having baulked at Edinson Cavani’s price-tag, it’s now reported Arsenal want a January swoop for Inter’s Ricky Alvarez and Milan’s Philippe Mexes.
Ex-Roma midfielder Leandro Greco alleged there is a “shameful” attempt by the club to discredit Daniele De Rossi so fans won’t protest his sale.
Stevan Jovetic is “following the rehabilitation process very well,” announced Fiorentina’s chief medic and he could potentially face Atalanta.
FIGC President Ignazio Abete sees tonight’s friendly against France as a good test for Italy “and Marco Verratti.”
The ‘truce’ between Sampdoria ultras and the team has already crumbled after fans threw smoke bombs and fireworks at the training ground.
There are reports that Fiorentina’s Argentine defender Facundo Roncaglia could receive a call-up from Italy boss Cesare Prandelli.

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