NEWS

Morgan De Sanctis is on the verge of extending his contract with top of the table outfit Napoli, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport.
Inter chief Massimo Moratti is happy with the three points at Chievo, but he wasn’t that impressed with their opening 45 minutes.
Former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola would consider the option of working in Italy, says Carlo Mazzone.
The penalty statistics after just five rounds of Serie A action don’t make for great reading given that almost 50 per cent of them have been missed.
Andrea Pirlo is confident that Juventus can make an impact on their return to the Champions League.
Miroslav Klose put Lazio in front with a handball goal against Napoli last night, but eventually decided to come clean.
Jose Mourinho may have won the treble with Inter, but Andrea Stramaccioni has achieved something that the Portuguese tactician never did in Italy.
Alvaro Pereira has spoken of his delight after bagging his first goal for Inter since his summer arrival.
Mattia De Sciglio says that he and Milan teammate Stephan El Shaarawy are at the right club at the right time.
Christian Abbiati has hailed the talents of teammate Stephan El Shaarawy, but insists the Milan youngster must still improve.
Antonio Cassano is confident that Inter will be able to replicate their away from at home to Fiorentina on Sunday.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti is confident that former pupil Andrea Pirlo will soon be back to his inspirational best.
Maarten Stekelenburg has admitted that he is to blame for Roma’s inability to beat Sampdoria on Wednesday night.
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is certainly not lacking ambition after speaking of his hopes for the future.
Only two men have scored more Serie A goals than Francesco Totti after the Roma ace bagged his 216th against Sampdoria.
Edinson Cavani has issued a title warning to Italian champions Juventus. “Napoli want to win something important.”
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Andrea Stramaccioni explains his switch to a three-man defence and feels Inter deserved their victory over Chievo.
Vladimir Petkovic warns his Lazio side that “Miroslav Klose can’t always be the one to resolve situations” after their defeat to Napoli.
Zdenek Zeman insists he was happy with Roma’s performance in the draw with 10-man Sampdoria and defended Maarten Stekelenburg.
Walter Mazzarri praised “everyone at Napoli” as well as hat-trick hero Edinson Cavani after a 3-0 victory over Lazio.
Mauro Tassotti was on the bench for Milan’s victory against Cagliari tonight, revealed he turned down the Lazio bench, but insisted he’s not after Max Allegri’s job.
Inter suffered and lost Wesley Sneijder for their Verona victory, while Roma couldn’t beat 10-man Sampdoria.
Edinson Cavani scored a hat-trick and missed a penalty as Napoli demolished Lazio, but Miroslav Klose earned respect by confessing to a handling offence.
Stephan El Shaarawy’s brace finally ended the San Siro curse, although Milan had to struggle for their 2-0 win over 10-man Cagliari.
Inter aim to end their crisis away to Chievo by adopting a new three-man defence and benching Antonio Cassano.
Pescara celebrated their first win of the season with a Vladimir Weiss screamer after 10-man Palermo wasted numerous chances.
Roma welcome back Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi as they face Sampdoria at the Stadio Olimpico tonight.
It’s a huge game at the San Paolo tonight between Scudetto contenders Napoli and Lazio, both eager to get back on track.
Milan have to reshuffle their line-up against Cagliari as Massimiliano Allegri attempts to stop the rot.
Serse Cosmi prepares to face Bologna tomorrow and blasts those who underestimate Siena’s victory at Inter. “It was historic and fully deserved.”
There are reports that Milan are in preliminary talks to sell the club to Michele Ferrero, the head of a chocolate empire.
Matias Almeyda has made stunning claims in his new book about his alcoholism, the medication given to him at Parma and Roma players asking for “a favour.”
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini has hinted he’s not done wielding the axe. “I’m changing the club from a coaching and also directorial sense.”
Paolo Maldini, Giovanni Trapattoni and Marco Van Basten are among the names inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame this year.

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