NEWS

Roma director Mauro Baldissoni confirms Gervinho is in talks with Jiangsu Suning and “we can compete for the top of the table.”
Alessandro Florenzi believes “only great men can drag themselves out of certain situations” as Roma visit Juventus.
Paulo Dybala said this is “one of Roma’s last chances to get back into the race” against on-form Juventus.
Juventus seek an 11th consecutive Serie A victory to keep up with Napoli, but Luciano Spalletti transforms Roma.
Vincenzo Montella felt Sampdoria “played on level terms with Napoli, but need to be more determined.”
Fabrizio Castori insists Carpi deserved more than a 1-1 draw against Inter. “We had a clear penalty and a goal disallowed.”
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero blamed the referee for their 4-2 home defeat to Napoli. “It makes you think.”
Maurizio Sarri said Gonzalo Higuain “is becoming the best striker in Europe and perhaps the world” for Napoli.
Roberto Mancini said “Inter have a problem, our strikers can’t just stand there and wait” after a 1-1 draw with 10-man Carpi.
Gonzalo Higuain made it 21 goals in 21 games as leaders Napoli won a six-goal Sampdoria thriller, Lazio controversial comeback over Chievo and Bologna shocked Sassuolo in the derby.
Inter were pegged back in stoppages at San Siro by 10-man Carpi, as Kevin Lasagna silenced Roberto Mancini’s men.
Inter Vice-President Javier Zanetti confirmed Fredy Guarin is in advanced talks with Shanghai Shenhua, not Jiangsu Suning.
Fiorentina got back on track to end Torino’s revival with a Josip Ilicic free kick and Gonzalo Rodriguez, while Mauro Zarate made his debut.
Leaders Napoli have a very tricky test at Antonio Cassano’s Sampdoria, as top scorers Gonzalo Higuain and Eder face off.
Inter welcome newcomers Carpi to San Siro, but the minnows are in better recent Serie A form than the Scudetto contenders.
Fiorentina director Daniele Prade hopes to “bring Giuseppe Rossi back home” after his loan to Levante.
L’Equipe claim Milan have joined Inter in asking to sign Hatem Ben Arfa as a free agent next season.
Jerome Boateng misses both Champions League games with Juventus, as the Bayern Munich man could be out for three months.
Fiorentina have Mauro Zarate on the bench, but start Nikola Kalinic and Khouma Babacar as they host Ciro Immobile’s revitalised Torino.
Join us for all eight of today’s Serie A games, including Fiorentina-Torino at lunch, Sampdoria-Napoli, Inter-Carpi all the way through to Juventus-Roma tonight.
Luciano Spalletti revamps Roma at Juventus tonight with Daniele De Rossi in a three-man defence and Radja Nainggolan trequartista.
Roma President James Pallotta has already seen “a strong change in the work ethic” under Luciano Spalletti.
Carpi Coach Fabrizio Castori has clear ideas against Inter. “Possession is boring and those who copied Barcelona only caused trouble.”
Stefano Pioli said Lazio have “only one result and one objective” against Chievo – victory – after Coppa Italia elimination.
Vincenzo Montella is glad to see hometown club Napoli on top of the table, but warns Sampdoria will make life difficult.
Cristian Tello is “very happy to be at Fiorentina and am here to put my quality at the service of the team.”
Juventus seek an 11th consecutive victory against Luciano Spalletti’s Roma, but first Napoli visit Sampdoria, Inter host Carpi and Fiorentina take on Torino.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Gervinho and Roma have reportedly agreed an €18m transfer to Jiangsu Suning and he’ll fly to China next week.
Marco Giampaolo complimented Empoli on catching Milan for 2-2, but hopes “everyone stays” past the transfer window.
Sinisa Mihajlovic was furious with the referee and Milan players after they twice fumbled a lead at Empoli.
Jack Bonaventura admits Milan “should’ve done better” after their 2-2 draw at Empoli and it’s getting tough for Europe.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini is refusing to pay €15m for Paulo Dybala and claims Gustavo Mascardi “should be in prison.”
Milan were twice in front at the Castellani, but Empoli fought back for a 2-2 draw in this entertaining clash.
Roberto Stellone felt Frosinone “could’ve won” their 0-0 draw with Atalanta, but fell away towards the end.