NEWS

The agent of Ajax midfielder Lasse Schone confirms he had contacts with Milan, but suggests January may be a bit too early for a move.
Inter, Napoli, Roma, Fiorentina and Torino have learned the identity of their opponents for the next round of the Europa League.
Juventus' Pavel Nedved comments that the Champions League draw against Borussia Dortmund 'could have been worse'.
Champions League ambassador Karl-Heinz Riedle believes each team has a 50% chance as Dortmund face Juventus in the next round.
Reports suggest that Sebastian Giovinco may be replaced at Juventus with Sassuolo's Simone Zaza this winter.
Ex-Fiorentina President Mario Sconcerti believes it would be wise to sell striker Mario Gomez before 'his value decreases'.
Juventus will play Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League Round of 16.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito says he wants his team to return to 'international peaks', and calls Miroslav Klose a 'reason of pride'.
Reports indicate that Napoli remains the most likely option for Sampdoria striker Manolo Gabbiadini this January.
Inter are showing interest in Genoa's Diego Perotti as a potential alternative to Alessio Cerci.
Verona striker Luca Toni confessed his fears to Udinese's Antonio Di Natale that their own presence is a bad sign for Italian football.
The five Italian teams still in the Europa League are set to discover their opponents in today's draw.
Juventus are set to learn their Champions League opponents today, and among their possible rivals are Real Madrid.
Veteran Arrigo Sacchi praises Milan's “excellent team performance” and says that Jérémy Menez is “extraordinary”.
Fullback Patrice Evra says Juventus should have 'closed the game' in the first half, but now they must look forward.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Pippo Inzaghi was “very, very proud” of Milan after they swept Napoli aside 2-0 and “I definitely believe in third.”
Rafa Benitez explained Gonzalo Higuain’s irritability against Milan and insisted Napoli’s problems at the back “are not tactical.”
Jeremy Menez thanked Pippo Inzaghi for putting faith in him after Milan beat Napoli 2-0 with his personal best.
Jeremy Menez and Jack Bonaventura exposed defensive frailties as Milan won 2-0 and caught Napoli in sixth place.
Roma director general Mauro Baldissoni hit back at Genoa President Enrico Preziosi for “silly” Mafia comments.
Mimmo Di Carlo saw improvements in Cesena on his debut, even if it was a 4-1 home defeat to Fiorentina.
Milan CEO Adriano Galliani said Fernando Torres shouldn’t leave in January, “but the market is unpredictable.”
Vincenzo Montella hopes Fiorentina can build on their momentum after a 4-1 victory away to Cesena.
Andrea Stramaccioni saw Udinese “lose our heads” in a 2-1 home defeat to Verona.
Rafa Benitez shrugged off his ‘reunion’ with Pippo Inzaghi. “I am just thinking of Milan against Napoli.”
Andrea Mandorlini “always had faith” that Verona would not fire him during a negative streak.
Despite a howler of an own goal, Fiorentina still ruined Mimmo Di Carlo’s Cesena debut with a 4-1 victory.
Pablo Armero trusts Milan can get the better of Napoli if they stay “concentrated in defence and accurate in attack.”
Milan and Napoli go head-to-head for European places with two of Serie A’s most prolific strike forces and error-prone defences.
Luca Toni celebrated “the perfect day” after his 300th career goal helped Verona win 2-1 at Udinese.
Hernanes and Jonathan are out of Inter’s tricky trip to Chievo on Monday evening.
Fernando Torres is out of tonight’s Milan clash with Napoli after coming down with flu symptoms.
Zdenek Zeman admits Cagliari “are lacking something up front” after a 0-0 draw at bottom of the table Parma.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi implied Mafia corruption is “involved” with Roma’s 1-0 victory at Marassi.

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