NEWS

Francesco Totti scored twice in a thrilling 4-2 Roma victory over Fiorentina, allowing them to catch the Viola in joint fourth place.
Roma director Franco Baldini insists Zdenek Zeman “has nothing against” Daniele De Rossi and explains how Vincenzo Montella so nearly had his job.
Vincenzo Montella’s high-flying Fiorentina reshuffle their tactics to take on his former club, but Zdenek Zeman drops Daniele De Rossi to the Roma bench.
Atalanta ended a run of three consecutive defeats by getting the better of Parma, as German Denis and Federico Peluso sealed a 2-1 win.
Gigi Buffon believes the Scudetto will be a battle royal, but hit back at those who “use Juventus as a shield and an alibi” for their own failure.
Serie A Week 16 kicks off at 17.00 GMT with Parma paying visit to Atalanta and both eager to get back on track.
Milan have named their squad for Sunday afternoon’s trip to Torino, missing important stars like Riccardo Montolivo, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Alexandre Pato.
Livorno were held in a six-goal thriller at Vicenza, while Novara stunned Padova and Brescia threw away a 2-0 lead over Reggina. Cesena-Empoli was snowed off.
Napoli have named their squad for the Sunday night trip to Inter, as Goran Pandev returns to face his former club.
President Silvio Berlusconi announced Robinho “is changing his mind” about leaving Milan for a return to Brazil.
Francesco Guidolin warns Udinese fans that the last two years of reaching Europe were “the exception and where we are now is the norm.”
Antonio Conte returns to the bench after his ban and has named the Juventus squad travelling to Palermo, missing players like Sebastian Giovinco and Mauricio Isla.
Milan continue to drop hints they’re bidding for Mario Balotelli. “He costs as much as the Mona Lisa? Well, we are art collectors...”
Juventus are once again making a possibly doomed bid to sign Didier Drogba on loan from Shanghai Shenhua.
Andrea Stramaccioni celebrates Antonio Cassano’s return and warns Inter “could be Napoli’s ideal victims,” but again shoots down Wesley Sneijder.
Massimiliano Allegri admits he has an injury crisis on his hands as Milan take on Torino, but is confident “we’ll be in a great position come February.”
There are reports Napoli could be docked up to two points, as they await the result of a new investigation into the betting scandal.
PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti has a very special dream for the Champions League Final: “I’d love to face Milan.”
Gianfranco Zola is being tipped to take over from Francesco Guidolin as Coach of Udinese next season, as he already works for the Pozzo family.
Italian media claim Manchester City set Mario Balotelli’s price-tag at €35m, so Milan are intercepting Inter’s bid for PSG man Javier Pastore instead.
Juventus legend Pavel Nedved feels Coach Antonio Conte – who returns to the bench on Sunday – is the “world class” reinforcement they needed.
Tottenham have been linked with a swoop for Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella, who also has offers from Russia.
Stevan Jovetic is named in the squad for tonight’s fascinating Roma-Fiorentina showdown, although he was a late addition.
Marek Hamsik is a doubt to feature for Napoli against Inter tomorrow evening, as he skipped training due to a flu virus.
Tonight sees two of the most exciting and unpredictable Serie A sides face off in Roma-Fiorentina, while the weekend also brings Inter-Napoli and Palermo-Juventus.
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Wesley Sneijder officially missed training with Inter due to a calf problem, but his wife Yolanthe revealed on Twitter “he’s not injured!”
Serie B leaders Sassuolo won the local derby with Modena under heavy snowfall to continue their break away at the top of the table.
Sampdoria forward Maxi Lopez has praised Vincenzo Montella, claiming he has a long future ahead of him.
Samir Handanovic believes he has integrated himself fully into the Inter squad after his summer move from Udinese.
Former Roma striker Abel Balbo has claimed that Coach Zdenek Zeman and vice-Captain Daniele De Rossi have a good relationship.
Napoli captain Paolo Cannavaro has claimed that fans no longer see him as 'brother of Fabio' after his performances for the Partenopei.
Milan full-back Ignazio Abate has praised teammate Mattia De Sciglio after the youngster's impressive performances this season.
Lazio forward Sergio Floccari has denied to comment on rumours he is set to leave the club in January.
Valon Behrami could be the subject of a January transfer bid from Russian side CSKA Moscow, according to reports.

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