NEWS

Riccardo Montolivo and Alex return for Milan’s match with Lazio, but Juraj Kucka is injured.
Cagliari end a month-long drought to conquer Vicenza, Bari get a huge victory at Novara, Cesena collapse at Lanciano and Latina stall Brescia.
Riccardo Saponara and Massimo Maccarone host Franco Vazquez in a new centre-forward role in Empoli v Palermo.
Giampiero Ventura told Torino that against Juventus “it’s a derby and that means only winning counts.”
Geoffrey Kondogbia is unlikely to start tonight’s Roma-Inter showdown, while Edin Dzeko could be dropped.
Paulo Sousa wants Fiorentina to avoid “getting depressed” and focus on victory against Frosinone tomorrow.
Maurizio Sarri reassured fans on Gonzalo Higuain’s ankle, but warned Genoa can make life very difficult for Napoli.
Stefano Pioli said he didn’t resign from Lazio because he “wants to see it through” and believes in sixth place if they beat Milan.
Paulo Dybala returns to the Juventus squad against Torino, but Giorgio Chiellini and Claudio Marchisio are still out.
Max Allegri expects a “very physical” Derby della Mole with Torino and warned Juventus to “keep cool heads.”
Max Allegri looks on the positive side of Juventus’ Champions League exit against Bayern Munich.
Cristian Ansaldi is out of Genoa’s trip to Napoli after being rushed to hospital with appendicitis.
Sinisa Mihajlovic “expects a lot more” from Milan strikers, but shrugged off reports he’ll take over Lazio next season.
Torino named their squad for tomorrow’s Derby della Mole with Juventus, returning some key players.
Sinisa Mihajlovic urges Milan to “always” show the attitude evident in the derby with Inter.
Jorginho’s agent says the Napoli midfielder’s call-up to the Italy squad “is not yet official”.
Vincenzo Montella admits Sampdoria’s clash with Chievo is “the most important game of the year”.
Adriano backs Inter to beat Roma tomorrow, and insists “I still feel like a footballer”.
Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno called Juventus striker Alvaro Morata after Wednesday’s Champions League game.
Andrea Pirlo believes the Derby della Mole will “restore Juventus’ energy”, and laments “unfortunate” Serie A teams in Europe.
Antonio Rüdiger praised Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti for his “charisma” and finds Serie A tougher than the Bundesliga.
Juventus will send emissaries to London for talks, as they hope to make Juan Cuadrado’s loan from Chelsea permanent.
Borussia Dortmund star Henrikh Mkhitaryan admits he almost joined Serie A before and is open to Juventus. “We’ll see this summer.”
Fulvio Collovati believes “Ivan Perisic and Mohamed Salah can make the difference” in tonight’s Roma-Inter clash.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi reiterated he will “evaluate Sinisa Mihajlovic at the end of the season.”
Juventus plan to sell Paul Pogba and spend the €100m on Isco, Axel Witsel and Edinson Cavani, claims Tuttosport.
Antonio Conte calls his Italy squad to face Germany and Spain today, which should include Jorginho, Thiago Motta and Lorenzo Insigne.
It’s a huge weekend including tonight’s showdown for third between Roma and Inter, the Turin Derby, Napoli-Genoa and Milan-Lazio.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Stefano Sturaro’s agent says the Juventus midfielder “was not in top physical condition against Bayern Munich”.
Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson’s agent insists “we haven’t received any offer” from Manchester United.
It’s reported Real Madrid could use Karim Benzema as part of any deal to bring Alvaro Morata back from Juventus.
Napoli midfielder Jorginho has “so much motivation” for the Scudetto, but admires Juventus’ ability to grind out wins.
Juventus full-back Alex Sandro looks forward to the Derby della Mole with Torino - “a very special game”.
Roma full-back Maicon says tomorrow’s Inter match has “a special flavour” and is “very important”.