NEWS

Massimiliano Allegri assures “the atmosphere is good” at Juventus, but “we have to regain the balance”.
Giorgio Chiellini says the whole Juventus team is responsible for conceding more goals, and wishes Leonardo Bonucci well.
Giorgio Chiellini insists Juventus “have made a good start to the season”, despite the defeat to Lazio.
Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco doesn’t understand why Italy won’t call him, but says the Azzurri is his “greatest aspiration”.
Nice President Jean-Pierre Rivère believes Italy CT Giampiero Ventura can call Mario Balotelli, insisting “I’ve never seen” bad behaviour from him.
It’s sensationally claimed Milan are considering a return for Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri.
Reports suggest Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella is in no immediate danger of losing his job, but the next three games are decisive.
Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill admits he doesn’t want to face Italy in today’s World Cup play-off draw.
Cagliari have officially confirmed that Massimo Rastelli has been sacked, making him the first Coach to be fired in Serie A this season.
Cagliari are believed to be on the verge of sacking Coach Massimo Rastelli, following four defeats in a row.
Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho believes Napoli “are currently playing the best football in Europe”.
Diego Milito says Inter have “the conditions to go back to dreaming”, and praises Mauro Icardi.
Italy will learn their World Cup play-off opponents later today, facing one of Sweden, Greece, the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.
Today's front page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Napoli captain Marek Hamsik admits he “can’t wait” to face Manchester City in the Champions League tomorrow.
Verona Coach Fabio Pecchia felt his side showed “character” in beating 10-man Benevento.
Marco Baroni saw “a quality performance” from his Benevento side, even with 10 men against Verona.
For the first time in Serie A history, the top side have won their first eight games in a row, at the same time the bottom side have lost eight.
Alberto Zaccheroni has been appointed as the new Coach of the United Arab Emirates national team.
Pep Guardiola sees Napoli as “a big test” for his Manchester City side, and praises their style of football.
Gianluigi Buffon admits Juventus “have to improve” to avoid disappointing their fans this season.
Serie A clubs have agreed to grant Italy four training camps before the World Cup, but there’s a warning over Presidential elections.
Verona huffed and puffed against 10-man Benevento, but Romulo’s guided volley was enough to secure the three points.
Verona sporting director Filippo Fusco refuses to discuss the possibility of Martin Caceres joining Lazio - “January is a long way away”.
Maurizio Sarri criticises the Serie A fixture planners for scheduling Roma-Napoli before both sides face a big Champions League game.
Daniele Verde drops to the Verona bench, as Mattia Valoti replaces him against Benevento.
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri declares Manchester City are “clearly the best team in Europe” right now.
Marek Hamsik says Napoli want to “play well and win” but it won’t be easy against a “monstrous” Manchester City.
Simone Inzaghi admits “it will be more difficult for us this year” as Lazio are also competing in the Europa League.
Simone Inzaghi reveals he told Lazio to get Ciro Immobile “straight away” as soon as his name was mentioned.
Sami Khedira warns Sporting are “not an easy opponent” for Juventus, ahead of their Champions League double-header.
Sami Khedira says Juventus “are conceding too many goals” but “it’s not a question of the formation”.
Lucas Leiva credits Lazio’s “well-defined style of play” for their excellent start to the Serie A season.
Walter Zenga believes “paradoxically, it’s easier” for Luciano Spalletti at Inter after last season’s disaster.
Aurelio De Laurentiis assures Napoli are not thinking about being top of Serie A. “The key is not to harp on about it…”