NEWS

Sampdoria have reportedly told Milan to forget about making a bid for Andrea Poli this month.
New Milan man Mario Balotelli could be as good as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, says Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini.
Juventus boss Antonio Conte has defended his decision to not start Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio in the Coppa Italia semi-final loss to Lazio.
Udinese have insisted that Mehdi Benatia will not be leaving the club before the January transfer window closes.
President Claudio Lotito says he knew Vladimir Petkovic was the ideal Coach for Italian Cup finalists Lazio.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
As Philippe Coutinho joins Liverpool, Atalanta’s Ezequiel Schelotto confirms a deal is done with Inter. “I’m very happy.”
Antonio Conte felt Juventus “did more over the 180 minutes” against Lazio and rued that last-gasp miss, but also adopted sarcasm when discussing the penalty incidents.
Vladimir Petkovic praised Lazio and goalkeeper Federico Marchetti for their dramatic win over Juventus. “That was a crazy game.”
Sergio Floccari admits his goal deep into stoppages for Lazio’s Coppa Italia victory over Juventus gave him “goosebumps.”
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini admits he will miss Mario Balotelli, as will the British Press, “but he had this big chance to go back to Italy with Milan.”
Lazio are through to the Coppa Italia Final after a dramatic 2-1 victory over Juventus, as Arturo Vidal thought he’d forced extra time until Sergio Floccari’s stoppage-time header.
Mauro Boselli has arrived at Palermo on loan from Wigan Athletic and is sure “Italian football suits me more than the English game.”
Sampdoria have officially signed Argentine Matias Rodriguez and sold Fernando Tissone to Real Mallorca.
Zdenek Zeman explained he “wanted to send a signal and ask for support” with his comments after crisis talks with Roma.
Milan midfielder Urby Emanuelson is reportedly on the verge of completing a loan move to Fulham.
Fiorentina have officially confirmed they are in negotiations with PSG to sign Momo Sissoko on loan with option to buy.
Miroslav Klose leads the charge as Lazio host Juventus in tonight’s Coppa Italia semi-final second leg.
Palermo have reportedly offered asked to take Sion striker Kyle Lafferty on loan with option to buy for a total €4m.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is “happy for Milan and for Mario Balotelli, as I can only speak highly of both.”
Details are starting to emerge on Mario Balotelli’s schedule, as he will fly in to Milan tomorrow morning, wear shirt Number 45 and make his debut in a friendly on Thursday.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli admits he could call Mauri Icardi and gives his blessing to Mario Balotelli’s Milan move. “Now a lot depends on him.”
Robinho has told Milan Channel that the team “awaits Mario Balotelli with open arms. We hope he can have a great season here.”
Roma have officially backed Zdenek Zeman after crisis talks. “We are totally satisfied. We will fight our battles together.”
Milan’s online store is already selling jerseys with Mario Balotelli’s name ahead of his medical tomorrow morning.
Stephan El Shaarawy has excitedly welcomed new teammate Mario Balotelli to Milan. “I am so happy with his arrival!”
Bologna have officially signed Naldo on loan from Granada, while Catania sent Davide Lanzafame to Budapest Honved FC.
Lazio have only now named their squad for tonight’s Coppa Italia semi-final against Juventus, which includes Miroslav Klose.
Mario Balotelli is officially a Milan player after agreeing a four-and-a-half-year contract, completing his move from Manchester City for €20m plus bonuses.
Bologna striker Alberto Gilardino has insisted that a win over Pescara this weekend could a turning point for the club.
Siena defender Matteo Contini could be set for a move to Pescara, according to reports in the Italian Press.
Mauro Zarate's agent has claimed that it may be difficult for his client to leave Lazio during the January transfer window.
Napoli defender Federico Fernandez is set to join Spanish club Getafe on-loan until the end of the season.
New Parma signing Andrea Coda has admitted that he is delighted to have signed for the club.
Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin has admitted that he does not know whether there will be any movement from his side in the transfer market.

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