NEWS

Liverpool are challenging Juventus for Empoli star Riccardo Saponara, but any deal will benefit Milan.
Despite Gianluigi Donnarumma’s performances, Milan are linked with a bid for PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu in January.
Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid are tracking Mauro Icardi, but a January exit from Inter is highly unlikely.
Alessandro Florenzi hopes to play the Rome Derby today and noted “it’s about being fired up by emotion without getting burnt.”
Empoli Coach Marco Giampaolo warned today’s opponents Juventus are “like a beast that never sleeps.”
Daniele De Rossi described the Derby della Capitale as “a turbine of emotions” as both a player and Roma fan.
It’s the Derby della Capitale this afternoon, plus Torino-Inter, Empoli-Juventus, Napoli-Udinese and Sampdoria-Fiorentina.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
M’Baye Niang made his first start of the season and said “Milan really needed a Coach like Sinisa Mihajlovic.”
Sinisa Mihajlovic admits Milan “were lucky to scrape a point” in their 0-0 draw with Atalanta.
Edy Reja said Atalanta “dominated Milan on their own turf and did more than enough to win” this 0-0 draw.
Alejandro Gomez credited Milan’s 16-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma with holding Atalanta to a 0-0 draw.
Milan’s winning streak was ended by Atalanta in the Lombardy Derby, as 16-year-old Gianluigi Donnarumma proved decisive in goal.
Andrea Mandorlini admits Verona “want to do more, but it’s just not happening” as his job hangs by a thread.
Milan CEO Adriano Galliani credited Sinisa Mihajlovic with their revival and made a cryptic comment on Andrea Pirlo to Inter.
Roberto Donadoni finds Bologna enthusiasm “reassuring” after a second consecutive victory over Verona.
Andrea Mandorlini could be sacked after Verona lost 2-0 at home to Emanuele Giaccherini’s revived Bologna.
Milan give M’Baye Niang his first start of the season with Carlos Bacca, seeking a fourth straight win against Mauricio Pinilla’s Atalanta.
Around 50 West Ham United hooligans have arrived to infiltrate Roma-Lazio, while Wisla Krakow fans are also expected.
Milan target a fourth consecutive victory to close on the top spots as they host Atalanta in a Lombardy Derby.
Gian Piero Gasperini looks forward to Genoa facing Frosinone, as “Serie A provides a wide panorama of tactical variety.”
Stefano Okaka said he’ll “pick up my boots and run” if he’s called back for Italy after a strong season at Anderlecht.
Francesco Totti tells Roma fans “I know how you feel in a derby,” though he cannot play against Lazio tomorrow.
It’s the last chance saloon for Verona Coach Andrea Mandorlini, who hosts a revived Bologna under new boss Roberto Donadoni.
Paulo Sousa reiterates Fiorentina “want to win every game” in Serie A and Europe, including tomorrow’s visit to Sampdoria.
Inter named a 24-man squad for Sunday’s early trip to Torino, as Felipe Melo is in and Fredy Guarin out.
Cagliari break away at the top after Cesena’s surprise defeat to Latina, Trapani put a Manita past Spezia and relegation-threatened Trapani stun Pescara.
Walter Zenga assures Sampdoria have no Antonio Cassano problem ahead of their clash with leaders Fiorentina.
Fabrizio Castori thanked Carpi for recalling him after his dismissal and aims to “look forward” to Sassuolo.
Radja Nainggolan believes 2016 is “the right year to win something with Belgium and Roma.”
Daniele De Rossi, Alessandro Florenzi, Douglas Maicon and Seydou Keita are in the Roma squad to face Lazio.
Beppe Iachini is increasingly irritable at the Palermo axe hanging over his head. “People mustn’t forget what I’ve done here.”
Lazio boss Stefano Pioli said all the pressure is on Roma. “They’re convinced they’ll win after spending so much.”
Max Allegri warned Empoli has become “an important game” for Juventus, but Daniele Rugani won’t necessarily feature.
Rudi Garcia knows Lazio have “important players, but if Roma play like Roma, we can get the victory.”