NEWS

Roberto Mancini praised Carlos Tevez – “when he wasn’t playing golf” – doubts Mario Balotelli has matured and put himself forward for the Italy job.
Udinese have an injury crisis on their hands against Bologna, losing Dusan Basta, Thomas Heurtaux, Gianpiero Pinzi and more.
Japan Coach Alberto Zaccheroni maintains he does “not feel like a candidate” to succeed Cesare Prandelli for Italy.
Vincenzo Montella could use Juan Cuadrado as a full-back, play Manuel Pasqual and explains Mario Gomez is “learning Neapolitan.”
In a frankly bizarre twist, Sampdoria caught a Genoa scout dressed in camouflage gear spying on their training ahead of Sunday’s derby.
It’s reported Erik Lamela’s teenage brother was kidnapped by armed men and released after his family paid a ransom.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli will watch Giuseppe Rossi and Marco Sau in Sunday’s Fiorentina-Cagliari.
Giuseppe Sannino warned Chievo “must not repeat the same old mistakes” against Lazio on Sunday.
Fabio Capello insists he will retire after the Russia job, but doesn’t believe Max Allegri is the right man for Italy.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis hailed Coach Rafa Benitez as “my most important buy” and took a sideswipe at Walter Mazzarri.
Diego Milito is in the Inter squad to face Juventus this afternoon, his first call-up since damaging knee ligaments in February.
Week 3 begins with a bang today as Juventus visit Inter, then tonight there’s both Napoli-Atalanta and Kaka’s comeback in Torino-Milan.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Stephan El Shaarawy has suffered a thigh strain, so will miss out on Torino-Milan and Celtic next week.
Palermo fought back with two goals in quick succession to see off Cesena, including Northern Ireland international Kyle Lafferty.
Mirko Vucinic and Andrea Barzagli have both been included in the Juventus squad to play Inter on Saturday.
Milan could try and cure their defensive ills by signing Nicolas Burdisso in January, according to reports.
Claudio Marchisio has insisted he does not have to explain why Inter against Juventus is such a big game.
Massmiliano Allegri has named his 21-man Milan squad for the game against Torino on Saturday, and it includes Kaka.
Lazio could be without midfielder Lucas Biglia for their match against Chievo this weekend.
Rafael Benitez has claimed his Napoli side are fully focused on the upcoming match with Atalanta, despite the Champions League starting next week.
Torino Coach Giampiero Ventura has insisted that his side have to have ‘total respect’ for Milan this weekend.
Samuel Eto’o has admitted that Jose Mourinho was the reason he left Anzhi to join Chelsea this summer.
Torino midfielder Matteo Brighi has claimed that Mario Balotelli will be the man to stop when they face Milan tomorrow.
Atalanta Coach Stefano Colantuono has admitted that winning against Napoli this weekend will be tough.
Inter boss Walter Mazzarri believes he has the players to test Juventus in the Derby d’Italia on Saturday.
Tin Jedvaj could be named in the Roma squad for the tie against Parma after his summer transfer was finally ratified.
Livorno have admitted they opted against signing Tommaso Rocchi because of his past as a Lazio player.
Juventus boss Antonio Conte has yet to decide whether Andrea Barzagli and Mirko Vucinic will start against Inter on Saturday.
Kevin Prince Boateng has rejected the idea that he quit Milan for Schalke because of the racism he encountered in Italy.
Andrea Ranocchia is ready to sit down and discuss a new contract with Italian outfit Inter.
Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini has revealed the reasons why he sold Erik Lamela to Tottenham.
Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri has suggested Kaka will probably start in Saturday’s Serie A game at Torino.
Fredy Guarin says the tie against Juventus will be a good early indication of how much his Inter side have progressed under new boss Walter Mazzarri.
Bayern Munich ‘keeper Manuel Neuer has what it takes to stop a Mario Balotelli penalty, says Giovanni Galli.

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