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Cagliari’s appeal against the 3-0 result awarded to Roma could result in the game being replayed or the Sardinians docked points.
Riccardo Montolivo insists he has “no regrets” about joining Milan and defends Italy from post-Armenia criticism.
Cristian Ledesma is “fired up” for Lazio’s Serie A clash with Milan and hopes he can earn an Azzurri recall.
Sassuolo thumped 10-man Varese to stay top with Hellas Verona keeping up, but Spezia needed a last-gasp penalty and Padova won the Veneto derby.
Emanuele Giaccherini cast his eye over Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Denmark, next week’s Juventus-Napoli showdown and Inter’s Scudetto ambitions.
Philippe Coutinho is confident Inter “are on the same level as Juventus and Napoli, so can win the Scudetto.”
Nicklas Bendtner prepares to face Italy with Denmark and will do everything possible “to ensure Juventus make the move from Arsenal permanent.”
Riccardo Montolivo hopes Gigi Buffon can shake off his injury to face Denmark. “We need him, as he is a leader in every sense.”
Udinese and Parma are doing battle on the transfer market for Japanese international Keijiro Ogawa.
Juventus are ready to swoop for Pablo Daniel Osvaldo after the striker hit back at Roma boss Zdenek Zeman.
Gianluigi Buffon says he “should recover in two to three days,” leaving him at risk for the Denmark game, and looks ahead to Juventus-Napoli.
Massimiliano Allegri concedes he has been under pressure since the start of his Milan career and suggests the way forward. “We can’t keep wasting chances.”
Sonia Del Piero explains how her husband Alessandro is changing in Sydney and reveals some hidden talents.
Italy’s medical staff have reassured they are “trying to get Gigi Buffon ready” for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier with Denmark.
Mario Balotelli looks to be on his way out of Manchester City after Brian Marwood pointed out he does “not show the right values and the right behaviour.”
Walter Mazzarri warns Juventus that Napoli “will not be happy with a draw” in Turin on Saturday and has a message for referees too.
Robinho has stuck his neck out with a remarkable statement after the derby defeat. “It is not crazy to think Milan can win the Scudetto.”
There are reports Gigi Buffon will not be fit to face Denmark on Tuesday, while Mario Balotelli and Sebastian Giovinco also struggle to be ready.
Francesco Lodi insists there was “never any doubt” he would renew his contract with Catania. “I want to stay here for life.”
Genoa Coach Gigi De Canio has urged Cesare Prandelli to call up Marco Borriello. “He has the quality and potential to play for Italy.”
Pescara goalkeeper Mattia Perin has already been linked with Milan, but his agent now confirms “he is monitored by Napoli too.”
Eugenio Corini has “made a dream come true” by becoming the Coach of Chievo, the side he captained during his playing career.
Palermo director Pietro Lo Monaco insists Maurizio Zamparini “was only joking” when he declared his intention to sell the club.
Francesco Guidolin performed some tests with his Udinese side and warned Pablo Armero “has to rediscover his enthusiasm.”
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Juve Stabia both beat and leapfrogged Bari in the table, while Brescia fell in a six-goal thriller at Novara.
Sampdoria got the better of Claudio Ranieri’s Monaco in today’s 2-0 friendly victory.
Alessandro Diamanti has committed himself to Bologna. “Even if a big club came calling, I would not accept.”
Andrea Pirlo is “very pleased” that Lionel Messi confessed to being inspired by him in a free kick for Argentina.
Udinese won their friendly test with Nd Gorica 1-0 thanks to a goal from Maicosuel.
Marco Verratti “would probably have gone to Napoli” if PSG hadn’t stepped in, confessed Pescara director Daniele Delli Carri.
Mario Balotelli had a “positive” fitness test today and should be ready to face Denmark on Tuesday, while Sebastian Giovinco’s ankle injury is “nothing worrying.”
Bologna defender Daniele Portanova is furious and wants to know “why were the other bans reduced by 60 per cent and mine by 40?”
Luca Marrone has experienced the pain of Italy’s European Under-21 Championship play-off exit to keep them focused on Tuesday’s clash with Sweden.
There are reports Inter have turned down an offer from Espanyol to keep loan striker Samuele Longo for another season.

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