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Francelino Matuzalem is a step closer to officially joining Genoa after the Lazio man had his medical with the port outfit.
Sampdoria insist that no club has made them an offer for Pedro Obiang – but they suspect Juventus and Napoli are keen.
The agent of Andreas Granqvist says he would be shocked if the club decided to sell the stopper in January.
Hernanes is reportedly in no rush to sign a contract extension at Lazio because Inter are keen on his services.
Former Inter and Roma striker Adriano admits that he misses the world of Italian football.
Marek Hamsik has shown no interest in transfer rumours which are linking him with a switch from Napoli to Paris Saint-Germain.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes that Italian giants Juventus will be a threat in the Champions League.
Alessandro Sgrigna will discuss his future with Torino officials during the winter break, his agent has confirmed.
Luca Marrone has underlined why progress in the Coppa Italia is so important for Juventus this season.
The number 12 proved to be the magic number for Sebastian Giovinco as Juventus progressed in the Coppa Italia on Wednesday.
Siena striker Ze Eduardo declared he will accept an offer from a Brazilian club, blasting Genoa and Milan before he goes.
Udinese patron Giampaolo Pozzo has discussed Genoa’s Alexander Merkel, Antonio Floro Flores, Pablo Armero and Mehdi Benatia, plus a near miss for Sebastian Giovinco.
Pescara have confirmed they are interested in bringing back Ciro Immobile from Genoa in January.
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Antonio Conte was “certainly moved” when saluting the Juventus fans after his first game back in Turin, while Cagliari Coach Ivo Pulga cursed a single slip.
Sebastian Giovinco’s goal allowed Juventus to squeeze past Cagliari 1-0 in the Coppa Italia, but Arturo Vidal was one of three players who picked up injuries.
Debate is raging over whether Atalanta are right to fine Guglielmo Stendardo for missing a game so he could sit a law exam.
Alexandre Pato “is 100 per cent fit and can start for Milan. He has no intention of asking for a transfer,” said his agent.
Inter President Massimo Moratti insists the January transfer strategy “will not depend” on Wesley Sneijder and he believes in the Scudetto.
Rolando Maran feels Catania “deserved” their Coppa Italia qualification, as Roberto Donadoni tells Parma that penalties are a lottery.
Juventus give Nicklas Bendtner and Paul Pogba rare starts as they welcome Cagliari in the Coppa Italia tonight, which is also Antonio Conte’s Turin comeback.
Catania held Parma to a 1-1 draw after extra time at the Tardini, then earned a place in the Coppa Italia Quarter-Finals in a penalty shoot-out.
Reports are intensifying that Juventus are close to signing Didier Drogba on loan from Shanghai Shenhua in January.
Torino and Italy defender Angelo Ogbonna underwent hernia surgery today and will stay in hospital overnight.
Reggina boss Davide Dionigi sees tomorrow’s Coppa Italia clash with Milan as “a reward for all our hard work” in reaching the Last 16.
Alessandro Del Piero has hinted his spell at Sydney FC could be over already. “We have to think day by day.”
Cittadella have beaten Verona 2-1 in the final eight minutes of a Serie B game that had been fogged off.
Milan have officially sealed a commercial partnership with Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande, who are coached by Marcello Lippi.
Palermo “are working on” a transfer for Napoli defender Salvatore Aronica, confirmed President Maurizio Zamparini.
Robinho’s agent insists “he has a contract with Milan until 2014 and for now will not return to Brazil” after Santos made a €6m offer.
Lazio midfielder Francelino Matuzalem has thanked Lazio fans as he nears the exit door at Stadio Olimpico.
Roma have confirmed that Mattia Destro has badly injured his left ankle after limping off against Atalanta last night.
Milan have named their 20-man squad for the Coppa Italia clash with Reggina at San Siro tomorrow evening.
Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri has claimed that the Coppa Italia is a trophy his side are keen to win this season.
Former Lazio and Napoli boss Edy Reja has admitted that he would love to return to coaching soon.

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