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The agent of Douglas Maicon has rejected the theory that his client could leave Manchester City in favour of an Inter return.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has insisted that his international doors are still open for Inter’s Antonio Cassano.
Marco Motta has made clear the belief that Bologna can beat any team they face, if they play to their strengths.
Miguel Britos has reflected that Napoli are still smarting from their defeat to Inter, but have learned their lesson.
Former Siena and Palermo sporting director Giorgio Perinetti has reflected that Fiorentina goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano’s form may affect his value.
Gian Piero Gasperini is hopeful that Palermo can provide him with improved options for the squad during the January transfer window.
Both Miralem Pjanic and Daniele De Rossi are slight fitness doubts for Roma and this weekend’s trip to Chievo.
Andrea Stramaccioni has remarked that he prefers having Inter perform well in the big games and not the smaller ones, as opposed to the other way around.
With Antonio Floro Flores’ stay in Spain coming to a premature end, speculation is that Granada will take another Udinese striker in his place.
Maarten Stekelenburg is not on his way out of Roma, says his agent, despite links to Premier League club Fulham.
The latest reports suggest that Napoli will be handed a two-point penalty and that Paolo Cannavaro and Gianluca Grava will be banned for six months.
Giovanni Trapattoni has reflected that he sees an important similarity between his Juventus and that of Antonio Conte’s.
Alberto Malesani is still bitter that he was sacked by Serie A outfit Genoa last season.
Inter stopper Juan Jesus is adamant that his side have a serious chance of winning the Scudetto this season.
Luca Antonini has urged Milan to ignore any eventual offers for Brazilian international forward Robinho.
Sulley Muntari is disappointed to miss out on the African Cup of Nations, but concedes his omission was the right decision.
Fabio Cannavaro is being talked about as a contender to replace Cesare Prandelli as Italy boss after the 2014 World Cup.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Massimiliano Allegri complimented Reggina and Coach Davide Dionigi on their performance after Milan set up a Coppa Quarter-Final tie with Juventus.
Milan eventually ran out 3-0 winners with Mbaye Niang’s first goal for the club, but they found it harder than expected to end Reggina’s Coppa Italia dream.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar’s agent has declared “Inter would give him the chance to show is a great player” more than Arsenal or Liverpool.
Athletic Bilbao outcast Fernando Llorente declared it is “totally untrue” that he has agreed a move to Juventus, as his options are open ahead of the January transfer window.
Milan unleash a Bojan Krkic, Giampaolo Pazzini and Robinho trident in the Coppa Italia against Serie B side Reggina tonight.
Juventus midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini has been fined €8,000 for showing an offensive banner, while Lazio director Igli Tare was suspended for two months.
Federation President Giancarlo Abete warns the long-awaited law to help clubs build their own stadiums “will, save for miracles, remain just a proposal.”
Stevan Jovetic reveals why he decided to stay at Fiorentina. “The President promised we’d challenge for Champions League qualification very soon.”
Nicklas Bendtner could be out for two to three months, forcing Juventus back on the transfer market, but there’s good news for Arturo Vidal.
The Coach who discovered Antonio Cassano at Bari claims Napoli starlet Lorenzo Insigne “will be even better.”
Francesco Guidolin’s son is an agent and talent scout who reveals the Udinese Coach “likes the Premier League. We’ll see what happens.”
Giovanni Trapattoni was inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame and tipped Antonio Conte and Andrea Stramaccioni as his heirs.
Milan don’t have to worry about losing Sulley Muntari for the African Cup of Nations, but Ghana call Juventus and Udinese stars.
Inter midfielder Alvaro Pereira has spoken of his hopes for 2013. “I want to win the Scudetto!”
Atalanta’s Federico Peluso has admitted that he still has hopes of joining one of Italy’s big clubs.
Udinese have told admirers of Mehdi Benatia that he will not be sold during the January transfer window.
Ciro Immobile’s representative has doubts that relegation-threatened Genoa will want to release his client during January.

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