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Mattia Destro returned to Roma training on Wednesday, but Pablo Daniel Osvaldo failed to finish the session.
Samir Handanovic has insisted that he feels no extra pressure after joining Inter from Udinese in the summer.
Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni has underlined that his club will be taking the Europa League seriously this term.
Rodrigo Palacio has been left out of Inter’s squad for the Europa League game against Rubin Kazan on Thursday.
Milan’s game at Udinese on Sunday could decide the future of under-pressure tactician Massimiliano Allegri, reports insist.
Fabio Borini is confident that he will soon start to find the Premiership net for Liverpool following his summer switch from Serie A.
Goran Pandev has underlined that he is playing the best football of his career with Serie A giants Napoli.
The agent of Alessandro Florenzi expects his client to sign a new contract at Roma by the end of this month.
Lazio boss Vladimir Petkovic has named a 21-man squad for Thursday’s Europa League game at Tottenham.
Sampdoria are delighted with the form being shown by summer recruit Maxi Lopez. “He’s surprised me,” said Edoardo Garrone.
Bari boss Vincenzo Torrente has tried to look on the bright side after his Serie B outfit were docked another two points.
Marco Materazzi says Inter may not have needed to bring in Matias Silvestre this summer given the form of Juan Jesus and Andrea Ranocchia.
Italy 1982 World Cup hero Paolo Rossi believes that Milan are missing the ability of Antonio Cassano.
Paris Saint-Germain ace Thiago Silva is keeping his fingers crossed that former club Milan will find a way out of their current slump.
Milan assistant boss Mauro Tassotti has underlined that his side are missing the quality of their most creative players.
Ezequiel Lavezzi has admitted that he misses the atmosphere of playing for Napoli, but he has no regrets about joining Paris Saint-Germain – not yet anyway.
Milan have now not scored a goal at San Siro in official competition for 278 minutes after last night’s 0-0 draw with Anderlecht.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Real Madrid fought back twice to see off Manchester City in stoppages, Malaga thrashed Zenit and Milan heroes were on target for PSG.
Mathieu Flamini noted “it hurts to be jeered” after Milan were booed off the field in their 0-0 Champions League draw with Anderlecht.
Stephan El Shaarawy had “many regrets” after tonight’s 0-0 draw with Anderlecht and backed Coach Massimiliano Allegri “for now.”
Massimiliano Allegri insisted the 0-0 with Anderlecht was “a small step forward” for Milan and explained his choice of starting XI.
Milan recovered from a disastrous first half performance, but could only manage a 0-0 Champions League draw with Anderlecht amid jeers from the fans.
John Obi Mikel is looking forward to facing “a legend like Andrea Pirlo” in tomorrow’s Chelsea-Juventus clash.
Sampdoria midfielder Andrea Poli is out of action for a month after picking up a thigh strain against Pescara.
Gaby Mudingayi has made an astonishing claim that he snubbed Milan because of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. “He spat at me.”
Cagliari have confirmed their home game with Roma will be played at the Is Arenas behind closed doors.
Dejan Stankovic had hoped to make his comeback soon, but Inter confirmed he’ll go under the knife again.
Adriano Galliani maintains Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were sold for their wages. “It would’ve been impossible to sustain the costs.”
Massimo Carrera makes his Champions League debut as stand-in Juventus Coach against Chelsea, but insists “it’ll be a normal game for me.”
Giampaolo Pazzini is supported by Kevin-Prince Boateng and Urby Emanuelson in a Christmas Tree formation against Anderlecht.
Roberto Di Matteo prepares to defend Chelsea’s Champions League title against Juventus, “one of the most difficult teams we could have been drawn against.”
Gianluigi Buffon assured Juventus will give Champions League holders Chelsea a battle. “I think our philosophy of football is more suitable to European competition.”
Players’ Association President Damiano Tommasi has criticised Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini for wielding the axe again.
Roma director Franco Baldini has revealed they “turned down offers worth €100m” for Daniele De Rossi and other players.

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