Serie A Previews: A tale of two cities
Tonight Milan host Roma, then Inter visit Lazio in a double battle of the city clubs, while Cagliari try to upset distracted Juventus.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Milan name squad for Roma
Filippo Inzaghi has named his Milan squad to take on Roma, with a number of Primavera players called up.
Podolski: ‘I could stay at Inter’
Lukas Podolski says he could stay at Inter beyond the summer, and targets a Europa League place.
Only cash for Dybala?
Reports are growing that Juventus are close to Paulo Dybala, but it’s now claimed that only cash will be offered.
Cairo: ‘I don’t cheer for Juventus’
Torino President Urbano Cairo says he doesn’t even cheer for Juventus when they play in Europe.
Festa: ‘Juve won’t be distracted’
Cagliari Coach Gianluca Festa warns Juventus will not be distracted by the Champions League when they meet tomorrow.
‘Roma can be a model’
Roma blamed previous ownership for Financial Fair Play sanctions, and announced a desire to be a ‘model’ for other clubs.
Pogba returns for Juventus
Paul Pogba returns for Juventus, as Massimiliano Allegri names a 26-man squad for the visit of Cagliari.
Emery: ‘No Milan talks’
Sevilla Coach Unai Emery denies reports he has agreed to join Milan - ‘don’t worry, I’m not learning Italian’.
‘Inter respect FFP’
Inter have declared themselves ‘fully supportive’ of Financial Fair Play, but are still committed to strengthening the squad.
Lucarelli pleads for Parma buyer
Alessandro Lucarelli admits Parma’s crisis is weighing on the players, and pleads for a buyer to come in.
Roma, Inter handed FFP sanctions
Roma and Inter have both been fined and had their European squads limited for breaching Financial Fair Play rules.
Palermo: ‘Dybala can play’
Palermo have announced Paulo Dybala can play this weekend - despite the words of President Maurizio Zamparini.
Reports: Juventus close to Dybala deal
Several sources are reporting that Juventus are close to sealing a deal for Palermo’s Paulo Dybala.
D’Ambrosio: ‘Inter want Scudetto’
Inter want to compete for the Scudetto next season, reveals full-back Danilo D’Ambrosio.
Juventus Curva re-opened
The closure of Juventus’ Curva Sud has been suspended, so they will have a full complement of fans on Saturday.
‘Barcelona for Champions League’
Inter’s Danilo D’Ambrosio says even if Juventus win the treble, it won’t compare to Inter, but tips Barcelona for the Champions League.
Zong leads Chinese Milan bid
The Corriere dello Sport reiterate the Chinese consortium bidding for control of Milan is led by billionaire Zong Qinghou.
‘Milan answers on the pitch’
Filippo Inzaghi insists his Milan side will give their answers ‘on the pitch’ against Roma, and hits back at Rino Gattuso.
Inzaghi: ‘Honour the Milan shirt’
Milan Coach Filippo Inzaghi says his players must ‘honour the shirt’ for the remaining four games of a disastrous season.
Emery yes to Milan?
Unai Emery is reported to have already said ‘yes’ to becoming Milan’s next Coach, even if Carlo Ancelotti is again linked.
Zanetti: ‘Toure, Motta guarantees’
Yaya Toure would bring a ‘guarantee’ to Inter, whilst Thiago Motta would just as equally aid the club’s rebirth, according to Javier Zanetti.
Garcia: 'Leave Totti alone!'
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia has defended captain Francesco Totti - ‘leave him alone’.
Garcia: ‘Destro a threat’
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia admits Mattia Destro is a threat, but is focused on beating Milan tomorrow night.
‘Juve have no Madrid advantage’
Max Allegri doesn’t see Juventus with a psychological advantage over Real Madrid, but shares Luis Enrique’s hope of reaching the Champions League Final.
‘Focus on games, not market’
Max Allegri dodges questions on Andrea Pirlo and Carlos Tevez’s futures, instead praising their recent performances.
Allegri: ‘Pogba back tomorrow’
Massimiliano Allegri has cautious optimism for Paul Pogba’s return for Juventus in time for Real Madrid, confirming he’ll likely feature this weekend.
Zanetti: ‘We’ll move for Dybala’
Javier Zanetti dreams of an Inter move for Paulo Dybala and pairing him with Mauro Icardi, and reflects on the possibility of Mario Balotelli returning.
Juve raise Dybala offer, but…
The Gazzetta dello Sport anticipate a bidding war between Juventus, Milan and Inter for Palermo forward Paulo Dybala.
Toure readies Article 17 plan?
Yaya Toure’s assumed ambition to leave Manchester City reportedly has him ready to initiate FIFA’s Article 17, as Inter continue to be linked.
Ancelotti to Milan difficult, but…
Carlo Ancelotti is being linked with a return to Milan, with it being implied as ‘difficult, but not impossible’.
Chinese eye majority Milan bid
The Chinese consortium interested in investing in Milan are reportedly offering €580m for an initial 51 per cent majority of the club’s shares.
Milan planning Ibra return
Milan are linked with a move for former player Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and apparently have already made first contact for the Paris Saint-Germain man.
Juve ‘reject €80m for Pogba’
Transfer links continue to follow Paul Pogba, with the latest suggesting that Barcelona have bid €80m for him, only for Juventus to turn that down.
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