Reja: Pioli right for Lazio
Edy Reja says Lazio were right to bring in Stefano Pioli as Coach and he says the early signs of progress are there.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
'No Milan contract offer for Abate'
Mino Raiola declared Milan “haven’t made an offer” to renew Ignazio Abate’s contract, which expires in June 2015.
Corini: 'Chievo can upset Roma'
Chievo Coach Eugenio Corini looks forward to facing Roma on Saturday, as he believes they can cause an upset.
Mauri slams betting allegations
Lazio captain Stefano Mauri slammed media for being “misinformed” when reporting on a new illegal betting link.
Capello: 'Juve have winning mentality'
Fabio Capello was “disappointed” by the Juventus-Roma controversy. “The difference is a winning mentality.”
Rossi's career 'not at risk'
Giuseppe Rossi’s agent assures the Fiorentina star’s career “is not at risk. He will be back stronger than before.”
Bologna hint at Kobe Bryant investment
New Bologna President Joe Tacopina commented on rumours Kobe Bryant and Marco Di Vaio could become investors.
Ogbonna: 'I earned Italy place'
Angelo Ogbonna explained his fine form for Juventus and Italy, but shrugged off Morgan De Sanctis accusations.
Trezeguet: 'My worst Juve moment'
David Trezeguet said the Juventus Champions League Final defeat to Milan was “the most painful moment of my career.”
Inter injuries pile up
Yuto Nagatomo, Gary Medel and Fredy Guarin are also now in doubt for Inter’s big game against Napoli on Sunday.
Brio: 'De Sanctis called Juve thieves'
Former Juventus player Sergio Brio blasted Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis for calling the Bianconeri “thieves.”
Yanga-Mbiwa: 'Roma on par with Juve'
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa insists Roma “are on a par with Juventus” and it’s “a pleasure” to work with Rudi Garcia.
Handanovic: 'Inter criticism normal'
Samir Handanovic admits criticism of Inter is “normal” after two straight defeats, but trusts they’ll be revived with Napoli.
Insigne on Napoli, Inter and Italy
Lorenzo Insigne is targeting a return to the Italy squad via Napoli and reveals Inter rejected him for being short.
Lotito backs tasers in stadiums
Lazio President Claudio Lotito blasted the extra cost of policing on clubs, but backs the introduction of tasers.
Maicon: 'No to video replays'
Roma defender Douglas Maicon is against the use of video replays in Serie A. “I cannot think referees get it wrong on purpose.”
Sassuolo take down barriers
Sassuolo announced they will remove the barriers separating fans from the pitch at the Mapei Stadium.
Balotelli: 'Ibra, Figo, Pirlo the best'
Mario Balotelli said his greatest teammates were all in Italy: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Luis Figo and Andrea Pirlo.
Balotelli: 'I'll change when...'
Mario Balotelli said he will only “start to think I need to change something about myself” when kids ignore him.
Balotelli: 'Prandelli not a real man'
Mario Balotelli blasted Cesare Prandelli for not being a “real” man, but does “understand” why Antonio Conte dropped him.
ADL 'forced' Napoli-Juve boycott
Morgan De Sanctis reveals Aurelio De Laurentiis ordered Napoli to abandon the Italian Super Cup medal ceremony with Juventus.
Orsato to ref Inter-Napoli
Daniele Orsato will officiate the big Inter-Napoli game this weekend, but Juventus-Roma referee Gianluca Rocchi is dropped.
Toni: We don’t fear Milan
Verona striker Luca Toni admires Pippo Inzaghi’s Milan, but states that the Gialloblu fear no-one heading into this weekend’s meeting.
Biglia: Madrid wanted me, but…
Lucas Biglia says that Real Madrid did come in with interest in him this summer, but that Lazio weren’t open to his departure.
Kovacic: Inter for a long time
Mateo Kovacic has spoken about Inter’s struggles this season, and his desire to remain with the Nerazzurri.
Juve continuing Pogba talks
Juventus are continuing contract negotiations with Paul Pogba and are reportedly offering a four-year extension.
Thohir: Fans must trust us
Inter President Erik Tohir has called on Nerazzurri fans to be patient, as he hopes to have the club one of the 10 biggest in the world.
Mancini: Juventus team to beat
Roberto Mancini believes Juventus are still the team to beat for anyone looking to claim the Scudetto.
Mauri denies new Calcioscommesse link
The lawyer of Lazio midfielder Stefano Mauri has denied his client’s involvement in a new Calcioscommesse investigation.
Maradona advises on Napoli takeover?
The brother of Diego Maradona says Napoli are in talks with a Qatari Sheikh over a possible sale, and that the former No 10 could be involved.
De Sanctis: MLS a possibility
Morgan De Sanctis says he will provide Roma with an answer on his future by December, as he hints at a move to the MLS.
Aquilani: No time to talk contract
Alberto Aquilani has moved to reassure Fiorentina fans over his contract situation, and says Lazio are not one of his options.
De Sanctis: Juve must admit luck
Morgan De Sanctis has criticised Juventus for how they have handled Week 6’s win over Roma, saying they would be better off admitting they were lucky.
Beretta: Stadium law unfair
Lega Serie A President Maurizio Beretta is open to some elements of the new stadium law passed, but not others.
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