NEWS

Antonio Conte has warned his Italy players not to take their Euro 2016 qualification for granted, as he pays respect to Azerbaijan.
Andrea Pirlo says that Antonio Conte is the only Coach who could have convinced him to return to the Italy set-up.
Claudio Bellucci says Gonzalo Higuain will come good at Napoli, commenting that he remains a striker ‘everyone would want’.
Marco Storari concedes Roma have ‘come on leaps and bounds’ this year, and the title race is most likely between Juventus and them.
Claudio Bellucci has backed his former Coach Walter Mazzarri, but admits the signs at Inter do not look good.
Enrico Castellacci confirms Marco Verratti is out against Azerbaijan, allays Giorgio Chiellini concerns and details Dani Osvaldo and Thiago Motta injuries.
Khouma Babacar believes his wonder strike in Fiorentina’s 3-0 victory over Inter last weekend was the most important goal of his career to date.
Roma’s Francesco Totti has joked that perhaps even some Lazio fans hold a secret affiliation for him ‘within themselves’.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio has put Italy forward to FIFA to trial the introduction of video technology in football.
Walter Gargano has made clear his commitment to Napoli and says facing Walter Mazzarri will have no bearing, as ‘things didn’t end well’.
Luigi Di Biagio admits his Italy Under-21 side are going to Slovakia to win tomorrow, but he warns them against complacency.
Erick Thohir has reflected on continued talks with Milan to understand their intentions on San Siro, as he remarks at how ‘owning a stadium isn’t enough’.
Tuttosport speculate today that Andrea Barzagli may not return to action for Juventus until as late as the new year.
Berti Vogts expresses his fondness for Italy and asserts they will have ‘many chances’ to defeat his Azerbaijan, but that his players will hold no fear.
Diego Lopez says he hopes to be back training with his teammates as soon as Monday, as he outlines Milan’s coming challenge with Verona.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has been called up to the France squad as replacement for the injured Laurent Koscielny.
Palermo have confirmed that they have integrated former Napoli and Udinese assistant Coach Fabio Viviani into Beppe Iachini’s staff.
Massimiliano Allegri is ‘happy’ with Angelo Ogbonna’s impact this term at Juventus, but is reportedly still asking for more from him.
James Pallotta has explained the decision to invest in Roma, planning for 20 years with Rudi Garcia and an obstacle to television rights increasing.
Inter President Erick Thohir has commented that to have a good team takes good directors, as he reflects on plans to expand the brand.
Italy have been handed a further double injury blow with the withdrawal from Antonio Conte’s squad of Thiago Motta and Dani Osvaldo.
Juventus and Roma could be rivals in the January transfer market, as both are listed as interested in Matija Nastasic.
Milan may decide to delay Diego Lopez’s return from a hamstring injury by a further week, with a possible return against Fiorentina.
Erick Thohir has reflected on the competitiveness of Serie A and calls for Inter to have patience in Walter Mazzarri.
Fabio Borini has revealed he intends to take advantage of the new-look Italy set-up once he has broken into the Liverpool first team.
Alessio Tacchinardi has offered Arturo Vidal some advice, whilst reflecting that if he did want to leave Juventus, ‘it would be clear by now’.
Miroslav Klose could be heading for a premature return to Germany, with Kaiserslautern reportedly keen to bring back the Lazio striker in January.
Reports in England this morning claim that Inter President Erick Thohir is planning to oversee a heavy recruitment drive in January.
Milan are reportedly optimistic that Jeremy Menez should be back from injury in time for the club’s first fixture after the international break.
Sampdoria sporting director Carlo Osti believes it is only a matter of time before Roberto Soriano garners interest from top European sides.
James Pallotta reflects on his belief Roma are stronger than Juventus, and who is faster between Gervinho and Juan Iturbe.
James Pallotta considers the confidence he always had in Roma to return to the top and on how ‘everyone at the club has an opinion’.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
It’s reported Antonio Candreva and Matteo Darmian are battling for one starting spot in Italy’s qualifier with Azerbaijan.
Malta Coach Pietro Ghedin warns his team will be no pushovers against Italy in Monday’s Euro 2016 qualifier.

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