NEWS

Nikola Kalinic’s agent admits the striker “dreams of winning the Scudetto with Fiorentina”.
Roma outcast Ashley Cole’s future will reportedly be decided in early January, with Aston Villa or MLS his options.
After an exciting weekend where all the top teams won, except leaders Inter, Dave Taylor picks his best XI from Week 17.
Marek Hamsik says Napoli “deserved” to beat Atalanta, but regrets missing a late penalty.
Giuseppe Rossi is reportedly edging toward a Fiorentina exit, with Real Betis interested in his signature.
Former Juventus winger Mauro Camoranesi is the new Coach of Argentinian side Tigre.
Verona defender Rafael Marquez has officially completed a return to his boyhood team, Atlas.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini assures Coach Davide Ballardini “has my confidence”.
Michel Platini will appeal his eight-year FIFA ban, and is backed by UEFA.
Roma are reportedly lining up Lille’s Soufiane Boufal to replace Juan Iturbe in their squad in January.
There are reports that Milan winger Suso has signed a deal to join Genoa on loan in January.
Genoa and Sampdoria are set to battle it out for the signature of Fiorentina’s Mati Fernandez in January, say reports.
French reports say Juventus sent scouts to watch Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi against Bordeaux on Sunday.
Reports say Inter will offer new deals to Samir Handanovic, Yuto Nagatomo, Tommaso Berni and Juan Carrizo in January.
Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta says Inter are ‘the team to beat’ despite ‘paying no attention to aesthetics’.
Sampdoria and Real Betis are leading the race to sign Fiorentina’s Giuseppe Rossi in January, say reports.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini have been banned from football for eight years after an ethics investigation.
Today's headlines in English from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia reportedly has the backing of two directors, but President James Pallotta is ready to let him go.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito says the 2-1 win over leaders Inter 'showed our real value' and calls for the fans to return.
Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta says that 'patience and awareness' have helped the club rise back up the table.
Stefano Pioli saw Lazio’s “best performance of the season” to beat Inter 2-1 at San Siro. “We knew we had a big chance.”
Roberto Mancini admits Inter “threw it away and lost our heads” against Lazio. “Felipe Melo did two stupid things.”
Antonio Candreva wants Lazio to build on their 2-1 victory at Inter and shrugged off transfer interest from the leaders.
Antonio Candreva’s brace ended Lazio’s negative streak and doomed leaders Inter to a shock 2-1 home defeat.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini released a statement attacking “scandalously incompetent” referee Michael Fabbri.
Torino have officially extended captain Kamil Glik’s contract to June 2020.
Giampiero Ventura believes the Coppa Italia defeat to Juventus was the cause of their loss to Udinese today.
Udinese patron Gino Pozzo announced “Antonio Di Natale will continue playing, he’ll retire next year.”
Sinisa Mihajlovic said Milan “will have a good Christmas” after beating Frosinone 4-2. “It’s important to have faith.”
Milan CEO Adriano Galliani confirmed Kevin-Prince Boateng’s arrival and the Suso move to Genoa.
Milan completed a comeback to win 4-2 at Frosinone, Sampdoria saw off Palermo and 10-man Udinese stunned Torino.
Inter can maintain their four-point lead at the top of the table and potentially get Lazio Coach Stefano Pioli sacked.
Gonzalo Higuain won’t rule Napoli out of the Scudetto race after a 3-1 win at Atalanta. “It was a very important game.”
Roma director Walter Sabatini warned Rudi Garcia critics that “there will be no blood today, not that of the Coach anyway.”