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Gennaro Gattuso was sent off for dissent in Palermo’s Coppa Italia defeat to Verona. “We must continue with this mentality.”
Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir will officiate Tuesday’s Champions League play-off between PSV and Milan.
Genoa are looking to Napoli’s Alessandro Gamberini and Federico Fernandez after selling Andreas Granqvist.
Reports are pouring in that Roma striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo has agreed a transfer to Southampton.
Milan are battling Liverpool to take defender Mamadou Sakho from Paris Saint-Germain.
Adem Ljajic has still not signed a Fiorentina renewal and it’s reported Atletico Madrid have beaten Milan’s offer.
Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman breathes a sigh of relief, as his sprained ankle does not include ligament damage.
Inter are closer to taking midfielder Saphir Taider from Bologna after negotiations resumed in earnest.
Juan Camilo Zuniga now claims his pledge to Napoli was “invented” by newspapers and his future is still “in the balance.”
Giampiero Ventura tried to reassure angry Torino fans after their shock Coppa Italia exit to Pescara.
Genoa Coach Fabio Liverani tried to look on the bright side after Coppa Italia elimination to Spezia on penalties.
Cristian Chivu’s agent has warned he will only leave Inter for Dynamo Moscow “in exchange for compensation.”
While Southampton are close to convincing Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, it’s reported Erik Lamela could snub Tottenham for a Roma renewal.
Juventus forward Fabio Quagliarella is considering a new offer from Qatar club Al-Gharafa.
Rafal Wolski has warned he “could leave Fiorentina” after failing to break into the first team.
Cagliari’s Davide Astori will reportedly complete his transfer to Napoli over the next couple of days.
Rudi Garcia was not happy with Kevin Strootman’s injury and commented on Erik Lamela and Miralem Pjanic transfer rumours.
Mirko Vucinic is expected to partner Carlos Tevez, while Miroslav Klose is supported by Hernanes in tonight’s Italian Super Cup Juventus-Lazio.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
There were several upsets in the Coppa Italia Third Round, as Cagliari, Torino, Genoa and Livorno went out to lower league teams.
Antonio Cassano scored his first goal in a Parma jersey for their 4-0 Coppa Italia victory over Lecce.
Gennaro Gattuso was sent off for dissent as his Palermo side lost to Hellas Verona in the Coppa Italia.
Genoa scraped a 2-2 draw in stoppages against Spezia, but were eventually knocked out of the Coppa Italia on penalties.
Kevin Strootman scored the winner as Roma beat Serie B side Ternana 2-1 in a friendly on Gervinho’s debut.
Walter Mazzarri notes Inter have a “dangerous game” in the Coppa Italia against Cittadella on Sunday.
Inter named their squad for Sunday’s Coppa Italia tie with Cittadella, including Rolando and Mateo Kovacic, but Wallace is out.
Milan warmed up for their Champions League play-off with PSV Eindhoven with an 11-0 victory, including Mario Balotelli’s brace.
The Third Round of the Coppa Italia started with a huge shock, as Siena knocked out Serie A rivals Livorno.
It’s reported Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is reconsidering the Southampton offer, as the Roma man would receive over €3m per season.
Gigi Buffon had a rather curious way of describing his respect for Lazio and Roma. “I wouldn’t urinate on Francesco Totti’s locker.”
Antonio Conte has “blind faith” in Juventus ahead of the Super Cup against Lazio, but insisted “there are no favourites.”
Players’ Association President Damiano Tommasi notes “racists must leave the stadium, not those being insulted.”
Miroslav Klose is hoping to score his first goal past Juventus in tomorrow’s Italian Super Cup and considers his future.
There was an unfortunate prank on Mario Balotelli, as angry fans TP’d his Ferrari when he refused to sign an autograph.
Vladimir Petkovic is confident Lazio can beat Juventus for the Italian Super Cup on Sunday. “Mentality will be fundamental.”

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