NEWS

Italian club Udinese have confirmed that they are keeping an eye on Gremio player Naldo.
Giancarlo Antognoni has been impressed by the improvements of Roma’s Pablo Daniel Osvaldo since his struggles at Fiorentina.
Napoli have already qualified from their Europa League group, but Edinson Cavani will still play against PSV Eindhoven on Thursday.
The agent of Mario Balotelli insists that the Manchester City man won’t join Milan. “He costs as much as the Mona Lisa.”
Fiorentina’s David Pizarro has flown home to Chile after the midfielder’s sister died.
Alberto Paloschi has been likened to legendary Italian striker Filippo Inzaghi by Chievo Verona teammate Gennaro Sardo.
Genoa are reportedly on the verge of signing Udinese striker Antonio Floro Flores who is currently on loan at Granada.
Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni has again insisted that he is the only man who decides whether Wesley Sneijder plays or not.
Juan Jesus suspects that he wouldn’t still be at Inter had he not shined for Brazil at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Alessandro Del Piero is set for a short spell on the sidelines after limping out of Sydney FC’s 0-0 draw with Melbourne Heart.
Inter chief Massimo Moratti is getting tired of Lazio’s suspicions that Modibo Diakite has agreed to join them next summer.
Pescara have admitted that they are interested in Lazio forwards Sergio Floccari and Libor Kozak.
Napoli’s Hugo Campagnaro has dismissed suggestions that he could join Inter during the January transfer window.
Lazio boss Vladimir Petkovic has named a 20-man squad for Thursday’s Europa League game against Maribor.
Leonardo Bonucci has rejected talk that Juventus will be playing for a draw at Shakhtar Donetsk this evening.
Javier Pastore has cooled reports that he could leave Paris Saint-Germain for Inter during the January transfer window.
Milan forward Bojan Krkic has admitted that he fears being drawn against former club Barcelona in the next round of the Champions League.
Francesco Acerbi says he’d welcome Manchester City and Italy ace Mario Balotelli to Milan. “I’d go and pick him up.”
Giorgio Chiellini will reportedly return to the Juventus side for this evening’s crucial Champions League game at Shakhtar Donetsk.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Zenit beat Milan at San Siro and are in the Europa League, but Coach Luciano Spalletti can’t help but feel “regret” at their Champions League campaign.
Massimiliano Allegri admits Zenit “were probably more motivated” than already-qualified Milan in the Champions League tonight.
Mathieu Flamini was “disappointed” with Milan’s home defeat to Zenit, “as we dominated the game.”
Massimo Ambrosini insists Milan “played better than Zenit and had the right spirit” despite their Champions League defeat.
Luciano Spalletti’s Zenit earned a 1-0 win at San Siro to reach the Europa League, but already-qualified Milan couldn’t make their chances count.
Vladimir Petkovic warns that Lazio “will go to win” away to Maribor in the Europa League on Thursday, as they want to secure top spot.
Catania needed a last-gasp goal to force nine-man Cittadella into extra time, eventually winning 3-1 to set up a clash with Parma.
Coach Ivo Pulga insists Cagliari’s crushing defeat to Udinese was nothing more than “a bump in the road” ahead of tomorrow’s Coppa Italia match with Pescara.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi and his daughter both dropped hints of a January bid for Mario Balotelli. “He is not a dream.”
Inter President Massimo Moratti shot down reports of a swap between Wesley Sneijder and PSG star Javier Pastore. “We’ll keep Wesley, as he is the best out there.”
Giampaolo Pazzini partners Bojan Krkic and Kevin-Prince Boateng as Milan welcome Zenit in their final Champions League Group C game.
Fellow Dutchman Dirk Kuyt confirms he has spoken to want-away Inter midfielder Wesley Sneijder about Fenerbahce’s offer. “He is making a decision.”
Shakhtar Donetsk are already qualified, but Henrikh Mkhitaryan is confident they can do even better than their draw when Juventus come to town.
Angelo Alessio prepares for his final game as stand-in Coach for Antonio Conte and hits back at Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu’s accusation Juventus are “predictable.”
Captain Gigi Buffon believes Juventus “have returned to being competitive on a European level,” although tomorrow’s game with Shakhtar has hidden dangers.

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