NEWS

Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Hellas Verona climbed within a point of second place after beating nine-man Bari, while Varese squeezed a five-goal thriller against Cesena.
Gennaro Gattuso won his first match as player-manager of Sion, securing a 2-0 victory away to Lausanne.
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.”
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.
Valon Behrami is confident Napoli can upset the Serie A leaders on Friday. “Juventus are not stronger than us and we must attack them.”
Yuto Nagatomo’s season could be over after he was diagnosed with torn meniscus ligaments in his knee.
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.
While John Carew explains why his move to Inter collapsed today, the Nerazzurri turn to Ruud Van Nistelrooy instead.
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.”
If Walter Mazzarri walks away when his contract expires in June, it’s reported Napoli are targeting Vincenzo Montella.
Alessandro Matri admits he is “dreaming of a decisive goal in Naples. Juventus give their best under pressure.”
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.
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.”
Fabio Cannavaro has played for both Juventus and Napoli, so tells his hometown club “the Bianconeri are beatable.”
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.”
Andres Iniesta has insisted that struggling Barcelona will bounce back to knock Milan out of the Champions League.
Martin Caceres and Nicolas Anelka are doubts for Juventus’ game at Napoli on Friday because of fitness issues.
Genoa have confirmed that they turned down the option to hire Luis Enrique before he moved to Roma in 2011.
Palermo chief Maurizio Zamparini and recalled Coach Gian Piero Gasperini believe that they can survive the drop to Serie B.
Juventus will pay no attention to the League table when facing Napoli on Friday night in Serie A, insists Federico Peluso.
Brescia stopper Sebastien De Maio has confirmed that there is a chance that he’ll move to Genoa in the summer.
Kwadwo Asamoah has welcomed transfer whispers linking Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez with a move to Juventus.
Alessandro Florenzi has urged his Roma side to not ‘waste’ the victories over Juventus and Atalanta.
Following another four-day extravaganza of Italian football, Dave Taylor picks his best XI from Week 26.
Napoli will be hoping that Edinson Cavani can bring an end to his goal drought when they play Juventus on Friday.
Andrea Pirlo has conceded that his Juventus side are probably not good enough to win the Champions League.
Andrea Poli has admitted contact with Juventus, but insists he is just concentrating on finishing the season well with Sampdoria.
Arturo Vidal has silenced talk that he may be sacrificed on the transfer market by Juventus in the summer. “I want to stay.”
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli says he can now count on a new Mario Balotelli following his switch to Milan.
Reports in Italy are suggesting that Porto stopper Elaquim Mangala has caught the attention of Milan.
The agent of Antonio Cassano has started discussions with Inter about a contract extension for his client.
Maurizio Domizzi is still targeting European qualification with Udinese this season, but he knows it will be tough.
Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni isn’t surprised that the outfit have decided to hand John Carew a trial.
The destination of the Scudetto won’t be decided by Friday’s Napoli-Juventus clash, says Stephan Lichtsteiner.

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