NEWS

Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo has won the praise of Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella ahead of this weekend’s meeting.
Napoli chief Aurelio De Lauerentiis has underlined that the fact Edinson Cavani has a rescission clause in his contract doesn’t mean a transfer is inevitable.
Check out a selection of goals from the midweek international friendlies. (Video)
Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque is hoping that Fernando Llorente gets back to his best once he joins Juventus.
Marco Verratti has admitted that he’d like to play his football in Serie A at some stage, but rejected talk of an imminent move to Juventus.
Alvaro Gonzalez is a doubt for Lazio’s game against Napoli at the Stadio Olimpico this weekend because of injury.
Juventus’ Alessandro Matri has welcomed the January arrival of veteran French striker Nicolas Anelka.
Liverpool’s Fabio Borini is on the summer transfer wish-list of Serie A side Fiorentina, reports La Nazione.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Alberto Gilardino is confident Italy will be ready for the Confederations Cup. “It’s only normal that it takes a little patience.”
Riccardo Montolivo insisted Italy’s problems against Holland were not tactical, but more to do with “our passive approach.”
Gianluigi Buffon acknowledges Italy need more charisma, but hopes the friendly with Holland can be part of the maturation process for the 2014 World Cup.
Marco Verratti thanked Alberto Gilardino for the assist and explained why he wore shirt Number 2 for his debut Italy goal.
Cesare Prandelli admits Italy need to improve the 4-3-3 system, gave Marco Verratti pointers and said the Azzurri “have an interesting future to work on.”
Marco Verratti snatched a stoppage-time equaliser as Italy held Holland to a 1-1 friendly draw in Amsterdam.
Coach Devis Mangia was pleased with “a great victory over one of the favourites” as Italy beat the German Under-21 side.
New Roma Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli confirmed how different he is from Zdenek Zeman by stating “the tactical system counts for nothing.”
Hernanes has been given the all-clear to play for Lazio against Napoli on Saturday evening with a protective helmet.
Fabio Borini’s goal set up by Ciro Immobile has given Italy’s Under-21 side a prestigious 1-0 friendly win over Germany.
Italy have Stephan El Shaarawy, Mario Balotelli and Antonio Candreva leading tonight’s friendly against Holland.
Louis Saha has been presented to the media as a new Lazio player, wearing shirt Number 28. “I am very happy to be here and want to give my best.”
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini had a typically fiery interview. “I will never forgive Gian Piero Gasperini and Pietro Lo Monaco.”
Another three people have been arrested for the attack on Tottenham fans in Rome in November, two of them Lazio ultras.
Alberto Malesani reveals why he accepted the Palermo job and concedes the angry fan protest “was normal” in the circumstances.
Cristian Brocchi’s career could be over and his agent is pinning the blame on former Lazio teammate Francelino Matuzalem.
Sacked Palermo Coach Gian Piero Gasperini admits he is “angry, bitter and let down” after being replaced by Alberto Malesani.
Bad news for Sampdoria, as hitman Mauro Icardi must undergo tests after he picked up a right knee injury during training today.
Roma director general Franco Baldini has confirmed Laurent Blanc “is on the short list of names for next season,” but won’t be called in this term.
Siena have explained the reason behind their decision to sell Luis Neto during the January transfer window.
Napoli turned down the chance to sign Bartosz Salamon before the youngster put pen to paper on a Milan deal.
Cristian Zaccardo says he expected to end his career at Parma until Milan made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.
Lazio have confirmed that Louis Saha will be presented to the media as a new Biancocelesti player this evening.
Juventus striker Alessandro Matri is stunned by the transfer rumours surrounding his future. “It’s absurd.”
The agent of Ciro Immobile says the fact that Juventus wanted to re-sign his client in January shows how good he is.
Celtic Park will hold no fear for Andrea Pirlo or his Juventus teammates when the Champions League resumes this month.

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