NEWS

Milan wave goodbye to one of their transfer targets, as Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has officially renewed his Montpellier contract.
Diego Fabbrini warned this week he could leave if he didn’t get more playing time, but has now officially extended his Udinese contract until 2017.
Antonio Cassano’s vicious attack on Antonio Conte did not go unnoticed, as Giorgio Chiellini rushed to the Juventus tactician’s defence.
Cesare Prandelli believes Italy “are on the right track” despite their friendly defeat to France and reveals his Confederations Cup plans.
Sampdoria Vice-President Edoardo Garrone wrote an open letter to fans ahead of the Genoa derby. “The team needs confidence.”
Goran Pandev is unlikely to be fit in time for Saturday night’s Napoli-Milan match, so Lorenzo Insigne could start.
Antonio Cassano has launched a scathing attack on Antonio Conte. “He’s suspended for failing to report match-fixing. If he talks to me about morality then it’s the end of the world.”
Davide Lippi, the son of Coach Marcello Lippi, outlined Milan’s collaboration with Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande.
Rubin Kazan defender Salvatore Bocchetti has publicly invited Napoli to make a bid for him. “My contract expires on December 31.”
Marco Verratti's agent has indicated that his client would prefer to play at the Under-21 European Championships, rather than the Confederations Cup.
Palermo defender Ezequiel Munoz has praised countryman Paulo Dybala after his impressive start to the season.
Javier Zanetti is set to sign a one-year extension on his Inter contract, dispelling rumours he will retire this summer.
Mauricio Isla has revealed that he almost joined Inter over the summer, but was persuaded by Antonio Conte and Arturo Vidal to sign for Juventus.
Athletic Bilbao owner Jusu Urrutia has tried to end speculation that Fernando Llorente will join Juventus in January.
Giuseppe Rossi has agreed a pre-contract deal with Inter and could move as soon as January, according to reports in Italy.
Stephan El Shaarawy is delighted with his first goal for the Italian national team, according to his agent.
Siena have dismissed suggestions that they are prepared to sell Gaetano D’Agostino to Genoa in January.
Sunday’s Sampdoria-Genoa tie will kick off at 20.45 local time as originally scheduled, it has been confirmed.
Juventus could reportedly sell Stephan Lichtsteiner and sign Manchester City’s Aleksandar Kolarov in January.
There is some bad news for Udinese as they will be without Andrea Lazzari for around a month because of injury.
Lazio are hopeful that Miroslav Klose will be ready to face Juventus this weekend after a bout of the flu.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Thiago Silva has admitted that he has been surprised by the struggles of former club Milan this season.
Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande are considering some sort of link up with Italian giants Milan, reports the Corriere dello Sport.
Angelo Ogbonna is looking to return to the Torino side for their next Serie A game against Roma following injury.
Il Giornale is suggesting that Riccardo Montolivo requested to take the penalty which Milan teammate Alexandre Pato missed against Fiorentina.
Daniele De Rossi was called to a meeting with Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini on Wednesday, reports Il Tempo.
Fabrizio Miccoli says that he won’t make a decision on his future until his contract at Palermo has expired.
Gennaro Gattuso has revealed that he came very close to leaving Milan for Bayern Munich in the summer of 2008.
Simone Pepe should be at the disposal of Juventus boss Antonio Conte for the game against Lazio this weekend.
Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal was sent-off in his second consecutive game for Chile.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli remained upbeat despite the 2-1 friendly loss to France on Wednesday evening.
France boss Didier Deschamps was obviously delighted with his side’s 2-1 win over Italy at Parma on Wednesday.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Patrice Evra admits the French are “very proud” to beat Italy, even in a friendly, and are on their way back after a disastrous 2010 World Cup.
Giorgio Chiellini was the captain as Italy lost to France and admits the Azzurri are frustrated with their dire friendly record.

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