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Roberto Mancini described Inter’s ideal January buys, including Tottenham’s Aaron Lennon and Lucas Leiva of Liverpool.
English media report Fernando Torres could return to Liverpool, freeing up Mario Balotelli to join Napoli.
Empoli Coach Maurizio Sarri praised rivals Fiorentina ahead of the Tuscan Derby. “They are the most technically gifted side in Serie A.”
Beppe Iachini won’t get ahead of himself as Palermo visit Atalanta for an eight-match unbeaten run. “Our objective is to be consistent.”
Andrea Mandorlini believes Luca Toni will be the deciding factor in today’s Derby di Verona. “There’s a lot of pressure.”
Alvaro Morata had a “tough introduction to Italian football,” but hopes to score for Juventus in the Super Cup against Napoli.
Rolando Maran told Verona “it won’t be easy” in the derby against his Chievo side today.
Former Italy Coach Marcello Lippi told Antonio Conte get-togethers are “not important” and he’d do better to get Serie A clubs on side.
Roberto Mancini and Hernanes face their past in Inter-Lazio, but first there are local derbies in Tuscany and Verona.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Philippe Mexes reveals what he was thinking when he took a shot from 41 metres in Milan’s 0-0 draw at Roma.
Pippo Inzaghi was “immensely proud” of 10-man Milan after a 0-0 draw away to Roma. “We played with heart.”
Rudi Garcia said even with a penalty appeal, Roma “should’ve done better against an ultra-defensive Milan.”
Morgan De Sanctis felt Milan’s 0-0 draw with Roma “was not undeserved, but we are left with regrets.”
Pablo Armero was sent off and Roma denied a penalty, but 10-man Milan clung on for a 0-0 draw at the Olimpico.
Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid beat San Lorenzo 2-0 to win the Club World Cup in Marrakech.
Giorgio Chiellini hopes Juventus can “give ourselves a Christmas present” with the Italian Super Cup against Napoli.
Mimmo Di Carlo was proud of Cesena’s comeback for a 1-1 draw at Sassuolo. “That penalty could’ve felled us.”
Eusebio Di Francesco was “angry” at his “naive” Sassuolo for conceding a last-gasp equaliser from Cesena.
Roma director Walter Sabatini reveals Rudi Garcia is “bitter” at the Genoa steward’s accusation and doesn’t regret selling Jeremy Menez.
Seydou Keita assures Roma “have planned to win this match” against Milan at the Stadio Olimpico.
Roma aim to end 2014 one point adrift of leaders Juventus, but host a Milan side that is pushing for third place.
Philippe Mexes said Milan must “believe more than ever” in tonight’s trip to Roma, having beaten Napoli last week.
Cesena snatched a last-gasp 1-1 draw at local rivals Sassuolo after an extremely controversial Simone Zaza penalty.
There are reports the mystery Parma buyers are Rezart Taci and Anzhi owner Suleyman Kerimov.
Gian Piero Gasperini urged Genoa not to get “distracted” by the controversial defeat to Roma and focus against Torino.
Jurgen Klopp demands “ferocious players” after Juventus’ Champions League opponents Borussia Dortmund lost again.
Max Allegri warns Juventus that Napoli are “more difficult to face in a one-off game” ahead of Monday’s Italian Super Cup.
Sassuolo welcome back Domenico Berardi but are weakened in defence as they host struggling Cesena.
Lazio travel to face Inter tomorrow without Antonio Candreva, Lucas Biglia, Michael Ciani and many more.
Catania and Brescia share the spoils under new Coaches, while Frosinone, Livorno, Spezia and Trapani all drop points.
Hernanes returns for Inter in time to face his former teammates Lazio, but Jonathan and Daniel Osvaldo miss out.
Dries Mertens acknowledges Juventus “are a strong side, but so are Napoli” ahead of Monday’s Italian Super Cup.
Sinisa Mihajlovic warned Sampdoria to focus 100 per cent on Udinese and reveals why he didn’t sign Antonio Di Natale.
Vincenzo Montella claims dropping Juan Cuadrado woke him up ahead of Fiorentina’s derby with Empoli. “He’s never trained so hard.”

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