NEWS

Gonzalo Higuain’s four-game ban has been confirmed, with the Napoli striker also fined €20,000.
The Cremona prosecutor has requested that Italy CT Antonio Conte be handed six months in jail with a conditional suspended sentence.
Reports say Paulo Sousa could leave Fiorentina for Zenit or Milan, with Empoli’s Marco Giampaolo or Sassuolo’s Eusebio Di Francesco coming in.
With Juventus extending their lead over Napoli to six points, the direction of the Scudetto seems to be heavily pointing towards the champions. Dave Taylor selects his best XI from Week 31 in Serie A.
Roma’s Mohamed Salah says ‘Jose Mourinho is a genius’ and ‘working with him again would make me happy.’
Jakub Blaszczykowski’s agent says ‘Fiorentina don’t want him anymore’ but assures he’ll ‘honour the end of the season’.
Inter Vice-President Javier Zanetti says ‘we have total faith in Roberto Mancini’ and that ‘we must believe in third place’.
Reports say that Andrea Barzagli and Patrice Evra will sign new Juventus contracts in the next few days.
Roma’s Diego Perotti says ‘I hope Francesco Totti renews’ because ‘he’s the emblem of this team and this city.’
Juventus have a draft proposal in place for the signing of Bayern Munich’s Mehdi Benatia, according to reports.
The Suning Commerce Group, owners of Chinese club Jiangsu Suning, reportedly want to buy 20 per cent of Inter.
Roma President James Pallotta says ‘we’ll try to finish second’ and praises the ‘great quality’ of the squad.
Inter will reportedly offer Yaya Toure a two-year deal worth half of what he currently earns at Manchester City.
Roberto Mancini could reportedly leave Inter for Arsenal or Zenit if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
Reports say a poor Milan showing against Juventus on Saturday could see Sinisa Mihajlovic lose his job.
New Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will raid Juventus, Napoli and Roma for signings this summer, say reports.
Juventus will reportedly chase PSG’s Edinson Cavani, Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi this summer.
Today's headlines in English from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Luigi Del Neri says Luca Toni “has to fight for a place in the team” but wasn’t left out because he criticised his Verona teammates.
Roberto Donadoni slams Bologna after defeat to Verona - “when you waste 45 minutes it makes it more difficult”.
Giampaolo Pazzini insists Verona aren’t giving up on Serie A survival - “this team has heart”.
Thiago Silva reveals Gennaro Gattuso once got on the wrong side of Zlatan Ibrahimovic - who threw him in a bin!
Samir had a dream debut, as his header kept Verona’s slim survival hopes alive against lacklustre Bologna.
Riccardo Bigon discusses Luca Toni’s exclusion from the Verona squad - “the Coach makes his choices”.
Emanuele Giaccherini starts, as Bologna welcome bottom-side Verona to Dall’Ara.
Reports suggest Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain will be given a four-match ban after his red card against Udinese.
Delio Rossi insists Stefano Pioli is “a good Coach” but Lazio have “a different spirit” this season.
Mohamed Salah is “happy” at Roma, and explains how close he came to joining Liverpool.
Former Juventus President Giovanni Cobolli Gigli says Napoli refereeing complaints are “laughable”.
Giovanni Trapattoni says “it’s difficult to believe” that Juventus will lose the Scudetto to Napoli now.
Reports in Italy suggest Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic is on a flight to London, potentially for Chelsea talks.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi confirms a special ceremony will be held to remember Cesare Maldini.
Kalidou Koulibaly “is aware when he plays badly”, his agent says after the Udinese defeat.
Juventus will be without Giorgio Chellini for around 20 days after his latest injury.
Gonzalo Higuain’s agent says his client deserves only a one-game ban and repeats “Juventus had help, unlike Napoli”.