Italy-Bulgaria options open
Antonio Conte is leaning towards the 4-3-3 system against Bulgaria, though the Italy line-up remains unpredictable.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Serie B: Cesena sink Brescia
Cesena started the Serie B season with a bang, beating Brescia 2-0 with both goals in the opening six minutes.
Marotta hints at Pirlo retirement
Juventus director Beppe Marotta hinted Andrea Pirlo should retire from the Italy squad. “It’s a decision he must make.”
Chochev: 'Palermo is my home'
Palermo midfielder Ivaylo Chochev is playing for Bulgaria against Italy at the Stadio Barbera. “It’s my second home.”
Guarin 'dreams of Inter armband'
Fredy Guarin’s agent said Inter never considered selling the Colombia international and he wants to become captain.
Marotta: 'No new Hamsik bid'
Juventus director Beppe Marotta insists “we won’t resume talks with Napoli for Marek Hamsik in January.”
Buffon: 'I won't reach 200 caps'
Gigi Buffon realises Italy have to improve against Bulgaria, but hinted at retirement. “I am not aiming to reach 200 caps!”
Conte: 'Line-up tomorrow'
Antonio Conte will decide his line-up against Bulgaria tomorrow and shrugged off criticism of his Italy squad.
Tavecchio: 'Conte will have offers'
Federation President Carlo Tavecchio “hopes Antonio Conte will stay until 2018, but there will be offers.”
Conte keeps Italy hidden
The Italy squad arrived late in Palermo and Antonio Conte is keeping his team to face Bulgaria under wraps.
Capello: 'I'd best find a club'
Former Russia manager Fabio Capello isn’t ready to retire yet and admits “it might be better to find a club.”
Verratti: 'Pirlo is first choice'
Marco Verratti isn’t pushing through a generational shift for Italy. “Andrea Pirlo must be first choice in midfield.”
Mihajlovic irritates Milan stars
Sinisa Mihajlovic was called in by Milan chiefs after players reportedly complained at his harsh management style.
Trezeguet: 'Juve will be back'
David Trezeguet is confident Juventus will get back on track and discussed his happiest Bianconeri moments.
Montoya agent denies Inter crisis
Martin Montoya is struggling to adapt in Serie A, but his agent denies Inter want to hand him back to Barcelona.
Arsenal plan Zaza swoop?
Simone Zaza hasn’t played for Juventus yet this season, so Arsenal could mount a €30m January swoop.
Mental Coach calls Balotelli
A top mental coach said it’s his “dream” to work with Mario Balotelli, but Milan “is not the ideal solution for him.”
Genoa await Bruno Gomes transfer
Genoa finally welcome CD Nacional striker Bruno Gomes for a medical, awaiting the all-clear from FIFA for his transfer.
Samp keep eye on Gamakov
Sampdoria are keeping an eye on Bulgarian Milen Gamakov of Botev Plovdiv.
Juve step up for Lavezzi
After Inter were in talks over the summer, it’s rumoured Juventus could try to get Ezequiel Lavezzi from Paris Saint-Germain.
Conte shuffles Italy tactics
There are conflicting reports over whether Italy will use 4-3-3 or 3-5-2 against Bulgaria, with Andrea Pirlo in doubt.
Davids: 'Juve miss Vidal, but Balo...'
Edgar Davids told Juventus they miss Arturo Vidal and “only Mario Balotelli can help himself now” at Milan.
Vainqueur: 'Proud of Roma'
William Vainqueur is “proud to wear the Roma jersey in one of the best Leagues in the world.”
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Preziosi: 'No truth to Genoa sale'
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi said there’s “no truth” in reports he’s selling the club to American investors.
Elkann: 'Juve get results'
Lapo Elkann is confident Juventus will get over their early season slump. “The fact is, Juve bring home results.”
Eder: 'Samp made a promise'
Sampdoria rejected Inter’s bid for Eder this summer, but he asks for a new contract. “Massimo Ferrero knows what he has to do.”
Man Utd renew Biglia bid
Newspapers in England claim Manchester United will make a new bid for Lazio and Argentina star Lucas Biglia in January.
Lawyer: 'If Salah is banned...'
As Fiorentina warn the Mohamed Salah saga isn’t over yet, the Roma winger’s lawyer makes an unusual pledge.
Barcelona eyeing Berardi, Candreva
Barcelona's international sporting director Ariedo Braida is reportedly scouting Sassuolo's Domenico Berardi and Lazio's Antonio Candreva.
Hiljemark: 'Delighted with top Palermo!'
New signing Oscar Hiljemark is delighted at Palermo's two consecutive victories and praises Alberto Gilardino: 'His quality on the pitch is beyond discussion'.
'Yes, Roma want Scudetto'
Radja Nainggolan discusses Inter, himself, and puts it in the open: 'The Scudetto? Roma can't aim for anything else'.
Nainggolan: 'Dzeko for the new Roma'
Radja Nainggolan believes Juventus will 'be right back' from their slump, but striker Edin Dzeko lets Roma mount a challenge.
Capradossi KO, Roma CL trouble
Elio Capradossi is out for five to six months with injury, and Roma now have only three central defenders in their Champions League list.
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