NEWS

Giampiero Ventura is hopeful that his Torino side can get at least a point when they take on Juventus this weekend.
Juventus stopper Leonardo Bonucci is thankful to Torino boss Giampiero Ventura. “But he’ll be an opponent for 90 minutes on Saturday.”
Torino boss Giampiero Ventura has named a 23-man squad for Saturday’s derby against rivals Juventus.
Manolo Gabbiadini insists that he has no plans of leaving Bologna during the January transfer window.
Andrea Barzagli thinks Juventus will only get better once boss Antonio Conte returns to the touchline.
Juventus and Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo reportedly didn’t even poll in the top five of the 2012 Ballon d’Or.
Eugenio Corini will come up against mentor Gigi Del Neri this weekend when Chievo travel to Genoa.
The agent of Antonio Nocerino has rejected the idea that his client could leave Milan during the January window.
Alessandro Del Piero is hoping the appointment of Frank Farina will rejuvenate the fortunes of Sydney FC.
The Gazzetta dello Sport is speculating about the possibility of a January swap between Wesley Sneijder and Javier Pastore.
Juventus are being linked with Chievo defender Marco Andreolli as a possible replacement for the outbound Lucio.
Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo has spoken to Tuttosport about a variety of subjects – including the Golden Ball, his contract situation, his heir and his beard.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Kaka’s agent has hinted at a return to Milan after he was dropped from Real Madrid again. “He wants to stay in Europe.”
Dynamo Kiev striker Artem Milevsky has “had contact with Fiorentina” and Besiktas as well as English clubs, confirmed his agent.
Pescara President Daniele Sebastiani has threatened to move the club away from the Stadio Adriatico in a dispute with the local council.
Giorgio Chiellini reassures Juventus fans he is fit and raring to go, eager to decide a Turin derby for the second time in his career. “It’d be a dream.”
Atalanta striker Guido Marilungo has snapped the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee for the second time this year.
Fiorentina could find themselves with a desperate striker shortage against Sampdoria this weekend, as Stevan Jovetic, Adem Ljajic and Luca Toni are all injured.
Maurizio Domizzi has been diagnosed with a thigh strain, adding to Udinese’s injury problems.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli hailed Milan hitman Stephan El Shaarawy as “a modern striker who cannot be compared to those of the past.”
“The meeting with Milan was positive. Alexandre will remain with the Rossoneri,” said Pato’s agent after talks with Adriano Galliani yesterday.
It looks as if Lorenzo Insigne will start against his former club Pescara on Sunday, as Goran Pandev has not yet recovered from injury.
It’s reported that Arsenal and Chelsea are doing battle over €16m-rated Juventus striker Alessandro Matri.
Miroslav Klose won’t rule out a Scudetto push for Lazio, as “our minimum objective is Champions League qualification.”
Inter “made enquiries to understand the current situation” of Malaga Coach Manuel Pellegrini, revealed his agent.
Catania are without Nicolas Spolli, Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez and Mariano Izco, but Gonzalo Bergessio has recovered to face Milan.
Stephan Lichtsteiner could be the subject of a January transfer bid from Paris Saint-Germain, reports in the Italian media have suggested.
Bundesliga club Schalke could make a January move for Wesley Sneijder, according to reports in the German Press.
Former Juventus midfielder Edgar Davids has admitted that he would be interested in taking the Bianconeri job.
Torino boss Giampiero Ventura believes Saturday's derby with Juventus will be 'a festival of football'.
Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri has admitted that tomorrow's match with Catania will be more important than last weekend's win over Juventus.
Catania boss Rolando Maran believes his side can bounce back from their loss to Palermo last weekend when they face Milan on Friday.
Roberto Mancini, Roberto Di Matteo and Cesare Prandelli have missed out on the shortlist for FIFA Coach of the Year.
Andrea Pirlo, Gianluigi Buffon and Mario Balotelli have missed out on the final shortlist for the FIFA Ballon d'Or award.

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