Serie A Previews: Juve's Di Natale test
Today Roma visit Empoli and Juventus host Antonio Di Natale’s Udinese, while Fiorentina-Genoa and Parma-Milan are intriguing ties.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Tavecchio: 18-team Serie A and…
Carlo Tavecchio is determined to push through reforms in Italian football including squad limits and a return to an 18-team Serie A.
Juve list Morata, Barzagli
Massimiliano Allegri has named 22 players for his Juventus squad to face Udinese in Week 2 of Serie A, including Alvaro Morata and Andrea Barzagli.
Agnelli happy for Conte
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli says he is happy to see Antonio Conte on the Italy bench, and there is no controversy with Claudio Lotito.
Parma re-sign Mariga again
Parma have announced that they have signed McDonald Mariga for a fourth time, on an initial one-year contract.
‘Juve, Liverpool bid for Keita, but…’
Keita Balde Diao’s agent has revealed the player’s frustration in not being able to represent Spain yet, and offers from Juventus and Liverpool.
Pirlo: Recovery going well
Andrea Pirlo is hoping to be able to return to regular training with Juventus soon, as he provides an updated on his recovery.
‘We won’t lose to Roma twice’
Maurizio Sarri has outlined Empoli’s intention to ‘make life difficult’ for Roma as he refuses to ‘lose twice’ to the capital club.
Palermo buy up Belotti
Palermo have purchased the remaining 50 per cent of Italy Under-21 international Andrea Belotti’s contract.
Materazzi to India as player-Coach
Marco Materazzi is putting the finishing touches to a deal that will see him become player-Coach for Indian Super League club Chennai.
‘Atalanta must improve away’
Stefano Colantuono says he almost signed Simone Zaza and has made clear Atalanta’s commitment to improve on the road, starting at Cagliari.
‘Giaccherini a new player’
Gustavo Poyet has described Italy international Emanuele Giaccherini as a ‘totally new player’ at Sunderland this season.
Fininvest: Milan worth €618m
Milan is worth at least €618m according to the latest information released by Fininvest, the holding company owned by Silvio Berlusconi and family.
Blanc: If Rabiot were to go…
Laurent Blanc has hinted that if Roma target Adrien Rabiot were to leave Paris Saint-Germain, it would be in January.
Garcia lists 24 for Empoli
Rudi Garcia has listed 24 players for his Roma squad to face Empoli, including Douglas Maicon and some expected to actually be rested.
Italian Super Cup in Doha?
Juventus and Napoli are reportedly in agreement that the 2014 Italian Super Cup will be played in Doha.
Kurtic ‘cried in joining Fiorentina’
Jasmin Kurtic cried tears of joy when signing for Fiorentina, he has revealed in his official presentation.
‘Mourinho told me to join Milan’
Marco van Ginkel says Nigel de Jong, Fernando Torres and Jose Mourinho all had a role in persuading him to accept Milan's offer.
Mesbah: Samp will aim high
Djamel Mesbah has been presented today at Sampdoria and expects the club to be aiming high this season.
U21s: Italy draw Slovakia
Italy will have to beat Slovakia to clinch a place in the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in the Czech Republic.
Ghirardi: Staying at Parma
Tommaso Ghirardi has announced that he has withdrawn his resignation as Parma President as no-one ‘of note’ came in with an offer to buy him out.
Garcia: There won’t be two Romas
Rudi Garcia has made clear that he won’t have two Roma teams in mind in balancing between League and European commitments.
Hamsik: Happy at united Napoli
Marek Hamsik reiterates that he is happy at Napoli, as he affirms the squad’s togetherness and need to focus game by game.
Allegri: Injuries not that bad
Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has cooled the furore over the injury situation in Turin.
Stramaccioni respects Juve strength
Andrea Stramaccioni says his win in Turin while Inter boss means nothing ahead of the Juventus-Udinese encounter.
Rosina demands Catania promotion
Alessandro Rosina is willing to sacrifice personal glory if it means Catania make an immediate return to Serie A.
Viviano looking to rediscover form
Emiliano Viviano is looking to break back into the Italian national squad following his move to Sampdoria.
Sorensen targets Verona future
Frederik Sorensen says he could see a long-term future at Verona after joining the club over the summer.
El Shaarawy to be rested?
Milan will reportedly not risk Stephan El Shaarawy in the game against Parma after he picked up an injury.
Jonathan to renew at Inter?
Inter defender Jonathan will meet club officials at some stage this month to discuss a new deal with the Beneamata.
Evani highlights future stars
Federico Bernardeschi and Stefano Sturaro are set to enjoy bright futures, says Italian Under-20 boss Alberigo Evani.
Matri to say thanks with goals
Alessandro Matri is keen to prove to Genoa that they were right to sign him during the summer.
Guarin aims to shine for Inter
Fredy Guarin is hoping he can become a reference point for Inter during the 2014-15 campaign.
Zaza compared to Vieri
Gigi Del Neri thinks new Italy star Simone Zaza can be compared with Christian Vieri rather than Gianluca Vialli.
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