Serie A Team of Week 11
As a rampant Fiorentina move back to share top spot with Inter, Dave Taylor selects his best XI from Week 11.
Garcia: ‘De Rossi will play’
Rudi Garcia confirms Daniele De Rossi will play for Roma against Bayer Leverkusen tomorrow night.
Szczesny: ‘Happy at Roma but…’
Wojciech Szczesny insists he’s happy in Rome ‘but if Arsenal want me back I’ll return’.
Lippi: ‘Why not return?’
Marcello Lippi says he’ll consider a return to coaching ‘if an interesting proposal arrives’ and discusses Real Madrid and Chelsea.
‘Rome derby security immoral’
The prefect of Rome Franco Gabrielli says the number of police deployed to the Rome derby last year was ‘immoral’.
‘No Dzeko worries’ for Bosnia Coach
Bosnia-Herzegovina Coach Mehmed Bazdarevic says Edin Dzeko had his ‘best game’ for Roma against Inter.
Saponara tussle next summer?
Riccardo Saponara will reportedly stay with Empoli to try and get a Euro 2016 place, before Juventus, Napoli and Everton vie for him next summer.
Official: Sannino out, Castori in at Carpi
Carpi have announced the sacking of Coach Giuseppe Sannino, who has been replaced by former boss Fabrizio Castori.
Handanovic deal imminent
There are further reports that the announcement of Samir Handanovic’s new Inter contract until 2019 is imminent.
German football HQ raided
The headquarters of the German Football Association have reportedly been raided by police over allegations of tax evasion linked to the 2006 World Cup.
‘Milan in transition’
Milan are ‘a club in transition’ according to Andriy Shevchenko, who believes ‘the enthusiasm is coming back.’
Sheva: ‘Mihajlovic is strong’
Former Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko compares Carlo Ancelotti to Jose Mourinho and calls Sinisa MIhajlovic a ‘great Coach’.
Iachini job on the line
Palermo Coach Giuseppe Iachini could reportedly face the sack should his side fail to beat Chievo on Sunday.
Thohir wants Moratti stay?
Inter President Erick Thohir reportedly doesn’t want Massimo Moratti to sell his shares in the club.
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Iachini: ‘Undeserved loss’
Palermo Coach Beppe Iachini lamented an “undeserved” loss to Empoli, but insisted Maurizio Zamparini “is happy”.
Giampaolo: ‘Empoli have quality’
Marco Giampaolo praises his Empoli side’s “great quality” following their 1-0 win at Palermo.
Saponara: ‘Goal was intuition’
Riccardo Saponara says “intuition” was behind his free-kick winner for Empoli at Palermo.
Ancelotti: ‘Not returning to Chelsea’
Carlo Ancelotti quashes rumours of a Chelsea return, and discusses this seasons Scudetto race.
Inter, Milan hold stadium meeting
Inter President Erick Thohir reportedly met his Milan counterpart Silvio Berlusconi to discuss San Siro.
Allegri: ‘Criticism part of football’
Juventus Coach Max Allegri insists he’s not bothered by criticism - “it’s part of football.”
Maran: ‘No explanation for dismissal’
Chievo Coach Rolando Maran doesn’t understand why he was sent from the dugout in the draw with Sampdoria.
Zenga: ‘Draw was fair’
Sampdoria Coach Walter Zenga says a draw with Chievo was fair but “with a bit more determination we could have won.”
Saponara sinks Palermo
Riccardo Saponara's free-kick condemned Palermo to defeat, piling the pressure on Beppe Iachini.
Fassone: ‘Toure was convinced but…’
Former general manager Marco Fassone reveals Yaya Toure “seemed convinced” to join Inter, but Manchester City blocked any transfer.
Tavecchio: ‘Retaliation against me’
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio describes a scandal over anti-semitic and homophobic remarks as “an obvious retaliation against me.”
Franco Vazquez and Alberto Gilardino lead the line for Palermo, as they welcome Empoli to the Barbera.
Milan lose Diego Lopez
Milan will be without goalkeeper Diego Lopez as he seeks treatment for patellar tendonitis.
Chievo hold Sampdoria
Chievo and Sampdoria shared the spoils in a fiery 1-1 at the Bentegodi.
‘Juventus lacking chemistry’
Massimiliano Allegri admits Juventus have lacked “chemistry” so far, but expects improvements as players come back.
Allegri: ‘Qualification not easy’
Juventus Coach Max Allegri warns that Champions League qualification “is not done yet, it’s certainly not easy.”
Bonucci: ‘Juventus must always win’
Leonardo Bonucci sounds a rallying cry to his Juventus teammates - “every game has to be a win.”
Luis Muriel returns to the Sampdoria starting XI for tonight’s match at Chievo.
Bertolacci suffers muscle tear
Andrea Bertolacci suffered a tear of the rectus femoris muscle in Milan’s win over Lazio last night.
‘Gladbach will be more courageous’
Ibrahima Traore admits Borussia Monchengladbach “lacked a bit of courage” against Juventus in Turin, but “tomorrow will be another story.”
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