NEWS

Juventus director general Beppe Marotta confirms they are “at an advanced stage” for Fernando Llorente and will not sell Arturo Vidal.
Pro Patria are at the centre of another racism controversy, as a youth team walked off in protest when one of their players was insulted.
There are reports that Galatasaray have set an ultimatum of Tuesday January 22 for Wesley Sneijder to give them a definitive answer.
Gian Piero Gasperini held second-placed Lazio to a draw, but was “left with the usual desperation at not getting all three points.”
Vladimir Petkovic concedes the draw “was the right result” at the end of an exciting 2-2 draw between Lazio and Palermo.
Juventus have a completely revamped midfield as they welcome Udinese, but Antonio Di Natale is not fit to start.
Palermo scored twice in two minutes to turn the game around, but a late Hernanes penalty gave Lazio a point in this exhilarating 2-2 draw.
Bologna have made a habit of causing upsets this season and Stefano Pioli warned they will “play our game” against Milan too.
Nicola Pozzi explains why he completed his transfer to Siena and how he’ll feel facing former Sampdoria teammates on Sunday.
Pescara presented new signing Nicolas Bianchi Arce to the Press and he is already in the squad for tomorrow’s match with Torino.
Lazio aim to go top of the table by visiting troubled Palermo at 17.00 GMT, but have to revamp without Miroslav Klose. The Biancocelesti are in...
Milan transfer chief Adriano Galliani gives an update on Kaka and reveals Manchester City set a £31m price-tag for Mario Balotelli. “We’ll talk about it if that price drops.”
Antonio Cassano has joined Diego Milito, Philippe Coutinho, Ricky Alvarez and more on the absentee list for tomorrow’s trip to Roma.
Fiorentina have named their squad for tomorrow’s early kick-off against Napoli, though there are doubts over Alberto Aquilani and David Pizarro.
There are reports that Barcelona are prepared to offer €8m for Roma’s 18-year-old defender Marquinhos.
Andrea Stramaccioni feels Sunday night’s Roma-Inter match “is completely unpredictable” and admits to a major injury crisis.
Varese completed the Serie B match with Grosseto that was abandoned due to fog, eventually winning 4-0.
Massimiliano Allegri insists Milan are “only negotiating for Kaka, so there will be no Mario Balotelli or David Beckham” as he prepares to face giant-killers Bologna.
Maarten Stekelenburg’s agent confirmed there is “a serious problem” with Zdenek Zeman and is pushing for a transfer to Fulham.
Napoli have two points, Paolo Cannavaro and Gianluca Grava back, so Walter Mazzarri is confident ahead of a trip to Fiorentina. “Anything could happen” for the Scudetto.
Zdenek Zeman shelves his three-man defence experiment as Roma begin their mini-season against Inter, facing them in Serie A tomorrow and the Coppa Italia next week.
Vincenzo Montella admits Fiorentina “are in crisis in terms of results” after three consecutive defeats, as they welcome high-flying Napoli.
Francesco Totti, Miralem Pjanic and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo are in Roma’s squad to face Inter tomorrow evening despite fitness concerns.
There are reports that Mario Balotelli has given notice on his rented house and sending back possessions to Italy ahead of a £24m move to Milan.
Matteo Gianello has apologised to Paolo Cannavaro and Gianluca Grava after his testimony – debunked this week – earned them six-month bans. “It’s a huge weight off my conscience.”
Claudio Marchisio celebrates his birthday today with a message for the fans. “I’m 27 years old, 20 of them spent with the Bianconeri jersey.”
Chievo Coach Eugenio Corini has bitterly criticised goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino for not turning up to training during talks with Palermo. “He really screwed up.”
Alessandro Del Piero was at his inspirational best with an historic four goals in Sydney FC’s 7-1 victory over Wellington Phoenix.
After Aston Villa and Southampton, it’s now reported that Liverpool have had an £8m offer for Inter starlet Philippe Coutinho rejected.
Vladimir Petkovic is without Miroslav Klose for today’s trip to Palermo and admits he has “many doubts” on his Lazio starting XI.
Milan continue their negotiations for Ricky Kaka, but it’s reported Real Madrid have set a €25m price-tag and the club is still discussing his wage demands.
Palermo Coach Gian Piero Gasperini already named his line-up against Lazio today and insists Miroslav Klose’s absence “changes nothing.”
Serie B side Reggina have had their appeal partially accepted, so their three-point penalty was reduced to two.
The Scudetto race is getting tighter and Juventus welcome giant-killers Udinese this evening after second-placed Lazio visit Palermo.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.

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