NEWS

Inter director Piero Ausilio explained the Lukas Podolski swoop “started earlier than people think” and wants heart against Juventus.
Lukas Podolski is on the Inter bench, as Hernanes, Mateo Kovacic and Mauro Icardi face Juventus in the Derby d’Italia.
Carlos Tevez said tonight’s Derby d’Italia is “a classic between Juventus and Inter, not me and Roberto Mancini.”
While Liverpool continue to push for Xherdan Shaqiri, it’s reported Inter have flown out for Bayern Munich talks. "He is a target."
Gonzalo Higuain struck twice for Napoli’s comfortable 4-1 win at Cesena, keeping them level with Lazio in third place.
Rolando Maran insists Chievo “tried from start to finish to pin Torino back” in a goalless draw.
Maurizio Sarri is frustrated by Empoli’s 0-0 stalemate with Verona. “We don’t make the most of our chances.”
Giampiero Ventura said Torino can be content with a draw at Chievo considering “we were in an emergency situation.”
Stefano Colantuono has “no regrets” after Atalanta threw away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at Genoa.
Gian Piero Gasperini tried to “look on the bright side” of Genoa’s 2-2 draw with Atalanta. “I liked the comeback.”
Palermo continued their amazing form by destroying Cagliari 5-0 and Beppe Iachini admits “we kept the same spirit.”
Roberto Donadoni said Parma “gave all they had” for the victory over Fiorentina and now await reinforcements.
Gianfranco Zola has told Cagliari to “take this defeat as a lesson” after they were thrashed 5-0 at Palermo.
Pippo Inzaghi admits “this wasn’t the usual Milan” that fumbled a lead to lose at San Siro to Sassuolo.
Vincenzo Montella said Mario Gomez “has lost his way” and Norberto Neto is “unreliable” after Fiorentina’s defeat at Parma.
Eusebio Di Francesco thought Sassuolo’s “daring” attitude paid off in a shock 2-1 victory over Milan at San Siro.
Sassuolo conquered San Siro to shock Milan, while nine-man Fiorentina fell to bottom club Parma. Palermo wrecked Gianfranco Zola’s Cagliari debut.
Napoli ended 2014 with the Italian Super Cup win over Juventus and now resume the race for third away to Cesena.
Udinese patron Giampaolo Pozzo accused Rudi Garcia of “reaping the rewards of his pressure on referees.”
Andrea Stramaccioni was livid after Udinese’s defeat to Roma. “What is the goal-line referee actually for?”
Rudi Garcia backed goal-line technology, but maintains Roma’s victory over Udinese was not so controversial.
Lukas Podolski is more likely to start tonight’s Juventus-Inter showdown, as Rodrigo Palacio pulled out with flu.
Fiorentina confirmed their decision to drop Norberto Neto after a contract snub. “If someone doesn’t believe in the project...”
Roma earned a hugely controversial win away to Udinese, as Davide Astori’s goal might not have crossed the line and there were penalty appeals.
Fiorentina make yet more enforced changes as they visit desperate bottom of the table Parma.
Gianfranco Zola has picked his first Cagliari starting XI for the Derby delle Isole with high-flying Palermo and faces Paulo Dybala.
Alessio Cerci is on the bench and could well make his Milan debut at San Siro as they host giant-killers Sassuolo.
There are more calls for goal-line technology after Davide Astori reveals the referee over-ruled his assistant in Udinese-Roma.
Milan apparently refine midfield options to Mario Suarez, John Obi Mikel, and Thiago Motta, while Marco van Ginkel may be on his way out.
Adrian Mutu’s touted return to Fiorentina on an initial trial looks to have been definitively aborted.
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni praises midfielder Kevin Strootman as an ‘international player’, whilst reiterating that focus is not yet on Lazio.
Lazio's young prospect Keita Balde Diao is reportedly being followed by Inter scouts, with a possible transfer planned for the summer.
Porto defender Rolando will be meeting his club’s management today to try and arrange a move away from the club, with Juventus the preferred option.
Roma striker Juan Iturbe looks forward to a difficult match against Udinese, and hopes to be ‘luckier’ in 2015.
Roma face Udinese with Kevin Strootman and Juan Iturbe entrusted again with starters' shirts, and the attack to be spearheaded by Francesco Totti.

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