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Inter's Andrea Ranocchia says that pressure on Coach Walter Mazzarri was ‘excessive’ and discussed his relationship with President Erick Thohir.
Inter captain Andrea Ranocchia says Roberto Mancini has brought ‘serenity and confidence’ and: “teams must be scared of coming to San Siro.”
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Udinese needed extra time to push 10-man Cesena out of the Coppa Italia 4-2 and will face Napoli in the Round of 16.
Maurizio Sarri believes Empoli have extra reasons to be happy with their Coppa Italia victory over Genoa.
Gian Piero Gasperini confessed “Empoli played better” than Genoa in their Coppa Italia encounter.
Duvan Zapata scored a decisive goal against Sampdoria and his agent assures “he wants to stay at Napoli through January.”
Demetrio Albertini insists Milan will “have to wait to see the real Fernando Torres” once he regains confidence.
Napoli reportedly have a deal for Manolo Gabbiadini, but are also tracking Sunderland’s Emanuele Giaccherini.
The draw for the Africa Cup of Nations has put big hitters Ghana, Algeria, South Africa and Senegal together.
Max Allegri is confident Juventus can do even better as the season goes on and the future is bright for Europe too.
Cesena are considering Davide Ballardini or Serse Cosmi if they decide to sack Pierpaolo Bisoli.
Empoli beat Genoa 2-0 in the Coppa Italia with an incredible Levan Mchedlidze goal and will go on to face Roma in the Round of 16.
Zdenek Zeman will field a full-strength Cagliari in their Coppa Italia clash with Modena after a 4-0 defeat to Fiorentina.
Sinisa Mihajlovic warns Sampdoria consider the Coppa Italia “an objective” ahead of their match with Brescia.
Fiorentina defender Stefan Savic was linked with Juventus, but now insists he just wants to beat them on Friday.
Inter director Piero Ausilio is said to be in London for talks with Arsenal and Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell.
It’s reported Napoli have agreed terms with Sampdoria for striker Manolo Gabbiadini worth €11m plus €2m add-ons.
Miralem Pjanic said he stayed at Roma to “win the Scudetto” and called Francesco Totti “the best player I ever encountered.”
Another bizarre situation at Palermo, where Maurizio Zamparini’s claims about Simon Makienok were publicly rejected by the player’s wife.
Roberto Mancini’s assistant manager at Inter will be ex-Manchester City full-back Sylvinho.
Atalanta defender Gianpaolo Bellini dedicated his side’s Coppa Italia win over Avellino to injured teammate Cristian Raimondi.
A double from Richmond Boakye saw Atalanta safely through to the Coppa Italia Round of 16.
Liverpool are said to be the latest club interested in signing Palermo’s Paulo Dybala.
Alberto Aquilani’s agent reveals talks with Fiorentina over a new contract are continuing, but warns ‘nothing is settled’.
Italian football has suffered a decline, admits Azzurri captain Gigi Buffon, and the goalkeepers sees no future Ballon d’Or winners in Serie A.
Gigi Buffon believes winning the Ballon d’Or will be difficult for Manuel Neuer - because the award doesn’t tend to go to goalkeepers.
Bruno Peres’ agent says the full-back won’t leave Torino in January, and believes he can emulate Cafu and Maicon.
Roma are still being linked with a move for Petr Cech, with reports in the British press suggesting the ‘keeper could move in January for €9m.
Roy Keane admits he regrets turning down a move to Juventus in favour of remaining at Manchester United.
Borussia Dortmund left-back Marcel Schmelzer would jump at the chance to move to Napoli, according to his agent.
Roma's Leandro Castan is awake and breathing on his own after a successful operation on a brain malformation.
Tomas Pochettino has spoken of his joy as the Argentinian youngster stands on the verge of completing a move to Juventus.
The agent of Manolo Gabbiadini says his client is focused on Sampdoria - but admits a number of clubs are interested in the striker.
Claudio Marchisio admits the Italy squad must ‘roll up their sleeves’ in order to progress, as he discusses comparisons with Marco Tardelli.

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