NEWS

Kevin Strootman is back in the Roma squad after eight months to take on Torino tomorrow.
Arrigo Sacchi criticised Italy boss Antonio Conte and said Mario Balotelli “is not a football player,” but Zdenek Zeman “is a genius.”
Rafa Benitez said Napoli’s confidence makes “everything easier” and they’ll go for victory at Fiorentina too.
Rudi Garcia stands by his assertion that Roma will win the Scudetto and his Bayern Munich approach ahead of Torino.
Walter Mazzarri shrugged off Inter President Erick Thohir’s warning and expects “a great match” against Verona.
Rudi Garcia confirmed Kevin Strootman “will be on the bench” tomorrow for Roma-Torino.
Udinese will be without Antonio Di Natale against Palermo. “We have to change our approach,” said Andrea Stramaccioni.
Marek Hamsik is in the squad for Napoli’s trip to Fiorentina, but it remains to be seen if he’ll start.
Max Allegri said Juventus will stick with the four-man defence against Parma and a trident attack “is possible.”
Alessandro Del Piero turns 40 this weekend and looks on Sydney and Delhi experiences. “I had to divide ‘football player’ from ‘Juventus player.’”
Napoli hitman Jose Callejon said his debut Spain call is “one of the happiest moments of my life.”
Antonio Di Natale reveals he taught Alexis Sanchez how to shoot and would only have left Udinese for Liverpool.
Vincenzo Montella said Fiorentina are still “burning” from previous Napoli defeats and Rafa Benitez “snubbed us.”
Inter President Erick Thohir warned Walter Mazzarri he wants “the next matches to bring points – plural.”
Fiorentina’s Josip Ilicic is refusing to play for Slovenia as long as Srecko Katanec is the Coach.
There are reports Inter could loan Nemanja Vidic back to Manchester United in January.
Theo Walcott’s agent confirmed “interest from Fiorentina, but I think a move would be almost impossible.”
Marek Hamsik admits he could miss out on Napoli’s trip to Fiorentina tomorrow due to flu symptoms.
Arturo Vidal received a “positive” response from a check-up on his operated knee, confirmed Juventus.
Spezia got the better of Crotone and temporarily soared into second place in Serie B.
Week 11 kicks off today with Sassuolo-Atalanta and Sampdoria-Milan, then Napoli visit Fiorentina and Inter host Verona.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Maurizio Zamparini calls hiring Gennaro Gattuso at Palermo a mistake, and suggests the best Coach he worked with was Francesco Guidolin.
Adem Ljajic discusses meeting Sir Alex Ferguson, admiration for Vincenzo Montella and ambition with Roma.
Roberto Mancini has refused to rule out a return to Inter, citing the age-old cliché that ‘anything can happen’ in football.
The agent of Kalidou Koulibaly has admitted that while the defender is happy at Napoli, rival clubs are following his client ‘every week’.
Stefano Colantuono urges Atalanta to keep a close eye on Sassuolo’s attack tomorrow, as the Neroverdi possess one of Serie A’s ‘best’ frontlines.
Eusebio Di Francesco says that both Simone Zaza and Paolo Cannavaro are available to Sassuolo when Atalanta come to town on Saturday.
Rafael Marquez reckons that Verona can bag the full three points when they travel to Milan to face Inter on Sunday.
Enrico Chiesa says that Mario Gomez will soon hit form for Fiorentina if his teammates are willing to help.
Nicola Leali’s ban has been reduced on appeal to two games, which means that he can be back in Cesena’s goal when they visit Chievo this weekend.
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is now an apparent target for Manchester City, according to reports in the British Press.
Former Juventus striker Fabrizio Ravanelli doesn’t think a front three of Carlos Tevez, Alvaro Morata and Fernando Llorente would work.
Vicente del Bosque has explained why Jose Callejon has made his latest Spain squad and why Fernando Torres and Fernando Llorente have not.
Antonio Conte has warned Italy of the threat posed by Croatia on November 16, but promised a display of ‘determination, passion and enthusiasm’ from his players.

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