What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Serie B: Hellas Verona surge
Hellas Verona climbed within a point of second place after beating nine-man Bari, while Varese squeezed a five-goal thriller against Cesena.
Gattuso wins player-manager debut
Gennaro Gattuso won his first match as player-manager of Sion, securing a 2-0 victory away to Lausanne.
Nedved: 'Conte like Lippi and Capello'
Juventus director Pavel Nedved hails Coach Antonio Conte ahead of the showdown with Napoli. “He’ll no doubt catch up with Marcello Lippi and Fabio Capello.”
Pepe has thigh surgery
Juventus winger Simone Pepe has undergone surgery to clean up scar tissue in his left thigh and will be out for the rest of the season.
Behrami: 'Juve are not stronger'
Valon Behrami is confident Napoli can upset the Serie A leaders on Friday. “Juventus are not stronger than us and we must attack them.”
Nagatomo damages knee ligaments
Yuto Nagatomo’s season could be over after he was diagnosed with torn meniscus ligaments in his knee.
Lazio fury at two-game UEFA ban
Lazio will officially play two Europa League games behind closed doors, but President Claudio Lotito slams this as an “abnormal and absurd” move by UEFA.
Inter drop Carew, call in RVN
While John Carew explains why his move to Inter collapsed today, the Nerazzurri turn to Ruud Van Nistelrooy instead.
Galliani: 'No Balotelli fine'
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani assures Mario Balotelli will not be fined after he was spotted out late clubbing, but “we hope he’ll recover in time for Lazio.”
Montella to replace Mazzarri?
If Walter Mazzarri walks away when his contract expires in June, it’s reported Napoli are targeting Vincenzo Montella.
Matri: 'I dream of Naples goal'
Alessandro Matri admits he is “dreaming of a decisive goal in Naples. Juventus give their best under pressure.”
UEFA close Lazio doors?
It’s reported Lazio could be forced to play at least one game behind closed doors, maybe even two, after repeated incidents of racism in the Europa League.
Official: Inter turn down Carew
Inter have officially rejected John Carew’s transfer after he failed a medical, as his fitness levels are “not compatible with the needs of the club.”
Cannavaro: 'Juve are beatable'
Fabio Cannavaro has played for both Juventus and Napoli, so tells his hometown club “the Bianconeri are beatable.”
Carew fails Inter medical
There are reports Inter have already ended their 15-day trial with John Carew after he failed a medical, though his agent insists there are “no problems.”
Barca will eliminate Milan, says Iniesta
Andres Iniesta has insisted that struggling Barcelona will bounce back to knock Milan out of the Champions League.
Caceres and Anelka sidelined
Martin Caceres and Nicolas Anelka are doubts for Juventus’ game at Napoli on Friday because of fitness issues.
Genoa were offered Enrique
Genoa have confirmed that they turned down the option to hire Luis Enrique before he moved to Roma in 2011.
Palermo believe in survival
Palermo chief Maurizio Zamparini and recalled Coach Gian Piero Gasperini believe that they can survive the drop to Serie B.
Peluso: Forget the League table
Juventus will pay no attention to the League table when facing Napoli on Friday night in Serie A, insists Federico Peluso.
De Maio reveals Genoa offer
Brescia stopper Sebastien De Maio has confirmed that there is a chance that he’ll move to Genoa in the summer.
Sanchez has quality, says Asamoah
Kwadwo Asamoah has welcomed transfer whispers linking Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez with a move to Juventus.
Florenzi demands Roma consistency
Alessandro Florenzi has urged his Roma side to not ‘waste’ the victories over Juventus and Atalanta.
Serie A Team of Week 26
Following another four-day extravaganza of Italian football, Dave Taylor picks his best XI from Week 26.
Cavani and Napoli’s dry spell
Napoli will be hoping that Edinson Cavani can bring an end to his goal drought when they play Juventus on Friday.
Pirlo has Champions League doubts
Andrea Pirlo has conceded that his Juventus side are probably not good enough to win the Champions League.
Poli: Samp now, Juve later?
Andrea Poli has admitted contact with Juventus, but insists he is just concentrating on finishing the season well with Sampdoria.
Vidal committed to Juventus
Arturo Vidal has silenced talk that he may be sacrificed on the transfer market by Juventus in the summer. “I want to stay.”
Prandelli hails regenerated Balotelli
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli says he can now count on a new Mario Balotelli following his switch to Milan.
Mangala on Milan radar
Reports in Italy are suggesting that Porto stopper Elaquim Mangala has caught the attention of Milan.
Inter extension for Cassano
The agent of Antonio Cassano has started discussions with Inter about a contract extension for his client.
Domizzi cools European talk
Maurizio Domizzi is still targeting European qualification with Udinese this season, but he knows it will be tough.
Strama: Carew trial normal
Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni isn’t surprised that the outfit have decided to hand John Carew a trial.
‘Napoli-Juventus not decisive’
The destination of the Scudetto won’t be decided by Friday’s Napoli-Juventus clash, says Stephan Lichtsteiner.
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