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Arturo Vidal has rejected theories that he was purposely dismissed for Chile in order to be in better shape for Juventus’ game against Napoli.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Giovanni Trapattoni will stay on the Republic of Ireland bench after confirmation from the Football Association of Ireland.
Roma goalkeeper Bogdan Lobont could be out of action for some time after he was diagnosed with a fractured finger.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito is not fooled by Milan’s current problems. “We must have belief in ourselves while aware we’re facing a great opponent.”
Inter are reportedly stepping up their attempts to sign Paulinho, although the Corinthians star’s price-tag has doubled since he was on the verge of a move last summer.
Liverpool are thought to have sent talent scouts to view Genoa defender Andreas Granqvist and Palermo midfielder Josip Ilicic.
Aston Villa have appointed Simone Farina, a whistleblower in the betting scandal, as their new ‘community coach.’
Adriano Galliani has reassured Saturday’s meeting with Lazio “will not be the last for Massimiliano Allegri, no matter what happens.”
Gianluigi Buffon is still at risk for Saturday’s clash with Napoli, but Claudio Marchisio’s shoulder is not a problem for Juventus.
Giampiero Pinzi has officially extended his contract with Udinese until June 2016.
Cesare Prandelli feels Mario Balotelli turned a corner against Denmark. “He has understood what he has to do for Italy.”
Italy and Liverpool striker Fabio Borini will be out for three months and requires surgery on a broken foot.
Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi has confessed “it’s true, we like Daniele De Rossi, but we don’t negotiate through the media.”
Mario Balotelli has again hit out at Manchester City director Brian Marwood and is “absolutely sure” Zlatan Ibrahimovic did not call him mediocre.
Milan legend Franco Baresi has backed boss Massimiliano Allegri to turn things around at the Stadio Meazza.
Federico Peluso’s agent is reportedly in talks with Atalanta in a bid to net his client a new improved contract.
Juventus could break their gate receipts record at the Juventus Stadium when Napoli come to town on Saturday.
Bosko Jankovic has spoken of his delight at being handed the Genoa armband in the absence of regular captain Marco Rossi.
Inter legend Beppe Bergomi was left impressed with the performance of Milan’s Riccardo Montolivo in Italy’s win over Denmark.
Young Inter striker Marko Livaja is dreaming of Scudetto success and a first Serie A strike against reigning champions Juventus.
Fabio Quagliarella says the game against Napoli will mean more to him than its significance on the outcome of the Scudetto this season.
The agent of Napoli sensation Lorenzo Insigne has shot down more transfer links with Paris Saint-Germain.
Antonio Nocerino is confident that he and his Milan side will be able to silence their critics this season.
The agent of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar says he’s had no contact with Lazio, but he failed to rule out a Serie A return.
Juventus have defended goalkeeper Gigi Buffon from allegations that he pulled out of Italy’s game to save himself for Serie A.
Sulley Muntari says he can’t wait to get back to full fitness so he can aid his struggling Milan side.
Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati is at risk of missing Saturday’s Serie A tie at Lazio.
Marco Borriello should be fit to face former club Roma at the weekend after a thigh strain was ruled out.
Juventus’ Claudio Marchisio will undergo tests on Wednesday to assess the extent of his shoulder problem.
Lazio striker Miroslav Klose scored twice, but Germany sensationally let a 4-0 lead slip against Sweden on Tuesday.
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Listen to the views of Riccardo Montolivo and Giorgio Chiellini after Italy’s 3-1 win over Denmark on Tuesday.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Giorgio Chiellini claims the rest did him good, although against Denmark Italy “made life complicated for ourselves.”

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