LIVEBLOG: Serie A Week 5
Follow all the build-up and action as it happens from tonight’s EIGHT Serie A games, including Sampdoria-Roma, Juventus-Frosinone and Inter-Verona.
Bonaventura 'Milan for life'
Jack Bonaventura’s agent is more than open to a contract renewal. “He wants Milan for life.”
Soriano: 'Aggressive with Roma'
Sampdoria star Roberto Soriano warned they “need to be aggressive” against Roma this evening.
Ljajic set for Inter debut
Adem Ljajic is expected to get his Inter debut tonight, while Verona rely on Giampaolo Pazzini in Luca Toni’s absence.
Ibrahimovic: 'Milan? We'll see'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in Italy and fans asked if he’d return to Milan. “Who knows, we’ll see in future.”
Dybala dropped by Juve?
It’s reported Simone Zaza and Juan Cuadrado will start for Juventus against Frosinone tonight, dropping Paulo Dybala.
Reja: ‘Another difficult game’
Atalanta Coach Edy Reja expects ‘another difficult game’ against Empoli tomorrow night.
Recoba: ‘I was Moratti’s favourite…’
Alvaro Recoba admits he was Massimo Moratti’s “favourite” in his time at Inter but “it was a natural thing”.
Khedira: ‘Back soon for Juventus'
Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira says he’ll return to training with his teammates “soon”.
Agent: ‘Buffon one of the best ever’
Gianluigi Buffon’s agent says his client is “one of the best players in the history of Italian football”.
Official: Udinese sign Lodi
Udinese have officially confirmed the arrival of midfielder Francesco Lodi.
Raiola: ‘Balotelli not a surprise’
Mino Raiola insists Mario Balotelli’s form for Milan is “not a surprise” and discusses Sir Alex Ferguson.
Morrison: ‘Tevez never spoke Italian’
Ravel Morrison responds to Lazio Coach Stefano Pioli - ‘Carlos Tevez never spoke Italian’.
Montolivo: ‘Milan needed away win’
Riccardo Montolivo admits Milan “needed an away win” after beating Udinese last night.
Rossi: ‘Harder for Juventus’
Paolo Rossi believes Juventus will “have to work harder” but it’s still too early to see the Scudetto picture.
Prandelli: ‘Rossi should apologise’
Cesare Prandelli describes Giuseppe Rossi as “a phenomenon” but insists he was right to leave him out of the World Cup squad.
Samp name squad for Roma
Walter Zenga has named his Sampdoria squad to face Roma at Marassi this evening.
Galliani: ‘Berlusconi pleased with Balotelli’
Milan’s joint-CEO Adriano Galliani says President Silvio Berlusconi is “pleased” with Mario Balotelli.
Lazio squad: Matri out, Morrison in
Ravel Morrison is in the Lazio squad to face Genoa, but Alessandro Matri has not been included.
Alvarez close to Porto?
Ricky Alvarez appears to be close to a Porto move, following a dispute between Inter and Sunderland.
Digne: ‘I rejected English offers’
Lucas Digne reveals he rejected offers from the English Premier League to move to Roma.
Lippi: ‘What went wrong at Inter’
Marcello Lippi explains what went wrong for him at Inter - ‘if I’d had Vieri and Ronaldo…’.
Raiola: ‘United didn’t believe in Pogba’
Paul Pogba’s agent says Sir Alex Ferguson didn’t “believe” in the midfielder - “even great managers make mistakes”.
Lippi: ‘Conte will leave after Euros’
Marcello Lippi believes Italy CT Antonio Conte will not stay on after Euro 2016.
Lippi: ‘Five Scudetto challengers’
Marcello Lippi sees five sides fighting for the Scudetto - Juventus, Inter, Milan, Roma and Napoli.
Inter-Milan suspend stadium talks?
Inter and Milan have reportedly suspended talks with the local council over San Siro.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from the Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Colantuono: 'Udinese deserved draw'
Stefano Colantuono felt Udinese deserved a point after coming back from 3-0 down against Milan.
Mihajlovic: 'Perfect Balotelli'
Sinisa Mihajlovic reveals he warned Milan of an Udinese comeback at half-time and hailed “perfect” Mario Balotelli.
Pozzo: 'Patience has limits'
Udinese patron Gino Pozzo confirms Francesco Lodi’s arrival and warns “my patience has limits.”
Serie B: Livorno and Cagliari soar
Livorno fought back from 2-0 down to keep their perfect start, 10-man Salernitana stalled Pescara and Spezia beat Perugia.
Balotelli: 'Defenders provoke me'
Mario Balotelli said Milan are “a group of fighters” and mocked Udinese defenders who “tried to provoke me.”
Mario's Milan win Udine thriller
Mario Balotelli scored on his first Milan start, but they almost threw away a 3-0 lead, beating Udinese 3-2.
Di Francesco admires Palermo
Sassuolo Coach Eusebio Di Francesco admires Palermo for their combination of “quality and battling spirit.”
Maran eyes Chievo comeback
Rolando Maran insists Chievo did not deserve defeat to Inter and can make up for it against second-placed Torino.
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