NEWS

Verona striker Luca Toni has had an operation on his knee, the club has confirmed.
Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina admits “we know we’ve dropped too many points” after poor early form.
Ignazio Marino, mayor of Rome, says his administration is “very keen” to approve Roma’s stadium plan.
Udinese have officially confirmed a contract extension for French striker Cyril Thereau.
Frosinone President Maurizio Stirpe praises a “historic point” after last night’s draw with Juventus.
Palermo have confirmed that Uros Djurdjevic’s surgery was “a complete success”.
Mirko Valdifiori’s agent insists his client just needs time to settle, after a poor start to his Napoli career.
Fininvest have released a statement denying a further minority stake in Milan is up for sale.
Inter midfielder Felipe Melo brushes off criticism - “I don’t care, I go on my way”.
Lorenzo Insigne’s agent denies his client is too greedy with the ball - “the numbers say the opposite”.
Milan captain Riccardo Montolivo praises Mario Balotelli’s “maturity” but “we’ll see if he’s changed or not”.
Inter’s club manager Dejan Stankovic describes the side as “11 warriors” after a perfect start to the season.
Juventus have announced that Stephan Lichtsteiner is 'unlikely to be available' for Saturday’s clash with Napoli.
Lucas Biglia has returned to training with Lazio after his injury, while Antonio Candreva and Alessandro Matri are close to returns.
Francesco Lodi says he’s ‘proud to return to Udinese’ and urges the team to stay focused ‘from the first minute to the 90th.’
Danilo Cataldi praised ‘the real Lazio’ after a 2-0 win over Genoa that broke an eight-match losing streak against the Grifone.
Sampdoria striker Eder says criticisms of the club have been ‘undeserved’ after their 2-1 win over Roma.
Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci says Juventus must ‘take responsibility’ and ‘leave the alibis to others’ after their draw with Frosinone.
Inter could reportedly give Roberto Mancini an English-style manager role at the club, while they search for next season’s sponsor.
Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade praises Coach Paulo Sousa’s ‘winning mentality’ after victory over Bologna took the Viola into second place.
Mario Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola says ‘the most important thing is his attitude’ after an impressive start to his Milan return.
Inter President Erick Thohir praises their ‘amazing’ start, but warns: ‘We must keep our feet on the ground.’
Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini believes they are ‘paying the price for changes’ after defeat to Sampdoria.
Juventus striker Alvaro Morata is reportedly close to being fit for Saturday’s meeting with Napoli, while the club continue to push for a new contract.
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Eusebio Di Francesco refused to let Sassuolo rest on their laurels after flying into third place with a win at Palermo.
Walter Zenga said Sampdoria beat Roma because “these lads proved they have a soul and the fans helped us.”
Stefano Pioli saw “reassuring signs” from Lazio’s 2-0 victory over Genoa and gave Felipe Anderson advice.
Roberto Stellone admits Frosinone picked up their first point against Juventus with “not our best performance.”
Paulo Sousa said he has belief in Fiorentina, but is also “realistic” after they surged into second place.
Maurizio Sarri told off Mirko Valdifiori after Napoli failed to break down Carpi in a goalless draw.
Roberto Mancini refused to call Inter Scudetto favourites after five consecutive victories, disposing of Verona 1-0.
Max Allegri warned Juventus “are capable of beating anyone and losing to anyone” after a 1-1 draw with Frosinone.
Rudi Garcia insists Roma “did not deserve defeat” against Sampdoria, but “it was our own fault for little defensive errors.”
Roma fought back at Marassi only to capitulate 2-1 against Sampdoria with a comical Kostas Manolas own goal.