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The opening Serie A match of 2014 is a Chievo-Cagliari relegation tussle with surprise changes.
Rafa Benitez explained Napoli’s injury crisis and joked Sampdoria Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic “might want to take some free kicks!”
Arrigo Sacchi believes tonight’s Juventus-Roma clash is “more than just a Scudetto battle, as they also play the best football.”
Massimiliano Allegri welcomed Keisuke Honda, but warned Milan-Atalanta is “a relegation dogfight.”
Walter Mazzarri warns Edy Reja’s chaotic arrival on the Lazio bench “is not an advantage” for Inter in tomorrow’s game.
Napoli are without Pepe Reina, Marek Hamsik and Valon Behrami for tomorrow’s game against Sampdoria.
David Moyes confirmed he tried to bring Roma hero Daniele De Rossi to Manchester United this summer.
Sinisa Mihajlovic warns Napoli to expect a surprise at the San Paolo. “They have a few holes in defence.”
Gian Piero Gasperini expects Genoa to struggle when hosting Sassuolo amid an injury crisis. “There are no easy games.”
Japan manager Alberto Zaccheroni praised the “character” of Keisuke Honda, as Milan enjoy the off-field effects of his arrival.
Fiorentina are reportedly targeting a January swoop for Manchester United veteran Nemanja Vidic.
Chievo boss Eugenio Corini is confident they can get back on track today despite Cagliari’s “quality and strength.”
Cagliari visit Chievo in today’s Week 18 opener and Coach Diego Lopez expects “a battle for every ball.”
Livorno Coach Davide Nicola clings to the surprise factor in today’s derby with Fiorentina. “The best team doesn’t always win.”
Rafa Benitez reportedly rejected Genoa defender Luca Antonelli, so Napoli turn to Zenit’s Domenico Criscito.
The moment of truth has arrived with the top two Juventus and Roma going head-to-head tonight after the Tuscan Derby.
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Swiss media claim Manchester United are eager to sign Napoli midfielder Gokhan Inler this month.
Despite interest from Milan and Roma, it’s reported Inter have a deal for Torino right-back Danilo D’Ambrosio.
Wallace “will remain until the end of the season at Inter” despite reports of an early return to Chelsea, said his agent.
As expected, Cagliari have officially sold defender Lorenzo Ariaudo to Sassuolo and he could debut on Monday.
QPR have joined West Ham and Sassuolo in the race to sign Inter benchwarmer Ishak Belfodil.
Mario Balotelli is reportedly set to wear the new evoPower Camo boots in Monday’s Milan-Atalanta game.
Inter are expected to send 19-year-old Wallace back to Chelsea just six months into his year-long loan.
Keisuke Honda has arrived in Milan and already sparked a media frenzy. “It's a dream come true."
Andrea Pirlo, Andrea Barzagli and Carlos Tevez are all in the Juventus squad to face Roma on Sunday night.
Juan Manuel Iturbe’s agent assures “it won’t be a problem” for Verona to buy him from Porto and “Roma would be a good destination.”
Bologna Coach Stefano Pioli had an unusual way of describing their situation. “Our backsides are still on the barbecue.”
Lazio lawyers insist Vladimir Petkovic and his staff were “not truthful” and therefore deserved to be fired.
Vladimir Petkovic will “sue for damages” and fight Lazio’s “profoundly unjust” decision to fire him for breach of contract.
Milan could sell Philippe Mexes to Monaco and bring Emiliano Viviano in from Arsenal this month.
It’s reported Inter rejected Chelsea’s £13m offer for Fredy Guarin, but another proposal is being formulated.
Antonio Conte hit back at Francesco Totti’s “pub talk provocation” and said Juventus will “respond on the pitch” to Roma.
Rudi Garcia assures Roma “will go to the Juventus Stadium intent on winning, because that’s what we always do.”
Lazio have officially sacked Vladimir Petkovic due to “just cause” because of his Swiss contract and hired Edy Reja.

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